chelicerate Zoology

chelicerate Zoology [kə'lɪsəreɪt, -(ə)rət]
noun a member of the Chelicerata, a large subphylum of arthropods which possess chelicerae, comprising the arachnids, sea spiders, and horseshoe crabs.
adjective relating to chelicerates.

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  • chelophores — n. pl. [Gr. chele, claw; pherein, to bear] (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) Chelicerate first appendages of the arthropod class Pycnogonida …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • arthropod — /ahr threuh pod /, n. 1. any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having a segmented body, jointed limbs, and usually a chitinous shell that undergoes moltings, including the insects, spiders and other arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods. adj …   Universalium

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  • Peltidium — is a prodorsal shield found in animals of the Subphylum Chelicerata, in the Phylum Arthropoda. In some groups (Schizomida, Palpigradi, Solpugida and Opiliones) the peltidium, also known as schizopeltid, can be subdivided in: propeltidium, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Chelicerata — Kieferklauenträger Rindenspringspinne (Marpissa muscosa) Systematik Unterabteilung: Bilateria …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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