the fang-like appendages near the mouth of arachnids often used for biting and grasping
front pair of appendages of an arachnid often specialized with fangs
The anterior-most pair of appendages in some arthropods (Chelicerata); in spiders, chelicerae are used to seize and shred prey.
extensions that come out of the cephalothorax . They contain hinges upon which the fangs move; i.e., the "top part of the fangs". They are the "basal" segment of the mandible.
the first pair of fang-like appendages near the mouth of an arachnid, often modified for grasping and piercing.
Spiders have mouthparts known as "chelicerae" on which their fangs are located.
(Latin noun, pl.) a pair of appendages on a spider, used as fangs
kih - lis- er - ay) The first pair of two-jointed appendages, near the mouth, used for feeding.
one pair in front of mouth, also called jaws; pincer-like mouth parts of spiders, consist of moveable base segment and moveable fang with poison gland opening near its tip
The first pair of appendages below the cephalothorax of a spider.
The Chelicerae are mouth parts of the Chelicerata, an arthropod subphylum that includes arachnids, Merostomata (horseshoe crabs), and Pycnogonida (sea spiders). Chelicerae are pointed appendages which are used to grasp food, and are found in place of the chewing mandibles most other arthropods have. Additionally, some chelicerae, such as those found in spiders, are hollow and contain (or are connected to) venom glands, and are used to inject venom into prey or a (perceived) threat.