An appendage in which the movable dactylus is apposed to an equally well-developed distal prolongation of the propodus [Ingle, 1980].
Bearing a chela [Butler, T.H.].
Bearing chela (chelae) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Pincer-like condition in which dactylus closes against fixed forward projection of propodus [Holdich and Jones, 1983].
Pincerlike [McLaughlin, 1980].
The dactyl and distal part of the propodus of a pereiopod forming a pinching claw [Ingle, 1992].
(Order Isopoda):
Having a chela; modified to form a pincer [Kensley and Schotte, 1989].
(Order Isopoda):
Having a chela; the propodus and dactylus forming a pincerlike structure wherein the latter articulates submedially on the former to produce a "moveable and fixed finger" arrangement. (True chelae are extremely rare in isopods.) [Wetzer et al. 1997].

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