Definition of subchelate in US English:

subchelate

adjective

Zoology
  • Of a limb or other appendage of a crustacean: partially chelate; specifically (in later use) bearing a subchela. Also (of a pincer): that forms, or functions as, a subchela.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. From sub- + chelate. In later use partly after subchela.

Pronunciation

subchelate

/ˈsʌbkiːleɪt/