Definition of cheliceral in US English:



  • See chelicera

    • ‘Once the pedipalps are out of the way the cheliceral sheath is clearly visible and you can also see part of the toothed hypostome protruding anteriorly beyond the cheliceral sheath.’
    • ‘They have no cheliceral teeth and their prey is consequently not mashed but sucked dry.’
    • ‘However, hairs were also a problem in some cases, obscuring the epigynum and cheliceral teeth.’
    • ‘Considerable variation exists from population to population in the nature of the cheliceral covering, the color and extent of a ‘mustache’, and in male courtship behavior.’