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Definition of the noun chela

What does chela mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chelas

  1. a Hindu disciple of a swami
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Hindoo / Hindu = a person who adheres to Hinduism
  2. a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of chela: claw / nipper / pincer
    • more generic words: appendage / extremity / member = an external body part that projects from the body
    • part of: crustacean = any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton

Alternative definition of the noun chela


  1. A pincer-like claw of a crustacean or arachnid.
  2. A pupil or disciple, especially in Hinduism.


  1. Chela is a fictional character from The Rumble of the Stones.
  2. Chela is a fictional character from the 1961 film The Singer Not the Song.
  3. Chela is a fictional character from the 2013 film Estatuas.

There are other characters with in their name, like Chela Campos.


Chela: A chela, also named claw, nipper or pincer, is a pincer-like organ terminating certain limbs of some arthropods. The name comes from Greek through New Latin. The plural form is chelae. Legs bearing a chela are called chelipeds. Another name is claw because most chelae are curved and have a sharp point like a claw.

Phrases with Chela

Phrases starting with the word Chela:

  1. Chela Gora
  2. Chela Huae
  3. Chela Atpar
  4. Chela Horai
  5. Chela Maasi
  6. Chela Phulo
  7. Chela Boopis
  8. Chela maassi
  9. Chela Bacaila
  10. Chela Barroni
  11. Chela cachius
  12. Chela Diffusa
  13. Chela Labauca
  14. Chela laubuca
  15. Chela Untrahi
  16. Chela Anastoma
  17. Chela Argentea
  18. Chela Balookee

Phrases ending with the word Chela:

  1. Abisara Chela
  2. Species Chela

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chela

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Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

CHELA Noun. (Greek, chele = claw. PL, Chelae.) 1. Terminal portion of a limb bearing a lateral, movable claw like that of a crab. 2. A term specifically applied to feet in some Parasitica in which opposable claw forms a clasping structure.

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1893)

Containing a Full Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, ... by Robley Dunglison

Chela, a forked probe *ed for extracting polypi from the nose. Chela, ' baps or cracks on the feet, organs of generation, rtr. Chelae likewise means claws, especially those of \hv crab ; see C-ancrorum chelte.

Google previewDictionary of Insect Morphology (1999)

by L. Zombori, Henrik Steinmann

furrow chela , pi. -ae: the strongly modified claws of the leg adapted for grasping of many ...

Google previewThe A-Z Spiritualism Dictionary (2012)

by Philip Solomon

Chela - A term often used in yoga to describe the trainee or pupil, whom the master or Guru will develop and progress. Chemical Phenomena - Sometimes smelt or experienced in the closed circle or perhaps at séances. Odours of ozone or ...

Google previewA Dictionary Of The Malayan Language, In 2 Parts, Malayan and English And English and Malayan (1812)

by William Marsden

- chela chūlū, & fitnah.

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Chela Meaning

Video shows what chela means. A pincer-like claw of a crustacean or arachnid.. Chela Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

Scrabble value of C3H4E1L1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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