cheliform


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

cheliform

[′kel·ə‚fȯrm]
(invertebrate zoology)
Having a forcepslike organ formed by a movable joint closing against an adjacent segment; referring especially to a crab's claw.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.