Either for the first pair of fanglike appendages nearby the mouth of an arachnid, including a spider, frequently changed for grasping and piercing.
one of many prehensile claws located on the proboscises of chelicerates (spiders and scorpions).
the anterior pair of mouth body organs, terminated by a pincherlike claw, in scorpions and allied Arachnida. These are typically homologous with all the falcers of spiders, and probably with the mandibles of insects.
among the anterior couple of appendages of a scorpion; a short, three-jointed organ closing in a prehensile claw. See cut under scorpion.
The corresponding organ in a spider, which terminates in a-sharp joint folding upon the preceding one such as the knife of a pocket-knife on the handle, and achieving at its extremity the orifice of a poison-gland.
Also in English kind chelicere.
either associated with the very first pair of fang-like appendages close to the lips of an arachnid; often customized for grasping and piercing