A chela (/ˈkiːlə/), also named claw, nipper, or pincer, is a pincer-like organ terminating certain limbs of some arthropods. The name comes from Greek (χηλή) through New Latin (chela). 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.
Chela may refer to:
Chela (fish), a genus of small minnow-type fish in the Cyprinid family
Chela (organ), a pincer-like organ terminating certain limbs of some arthropods such as crabs
Chela, a slang term for beer in Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Chile
The Chela meteorite fall of 1988 in Tanzania
Chela, Ethiopia, a town in southern Ethiopia
Chela (singer), an Australian electropop artist on the Kitsuné label
Juan Ignacio Chela (born 1979), a professional tennis player from Argentina
Julian Chela-Flores, Venezuelan astrobiologist and physicist.
Asho Chela, a popular folk song from GeorgiaClaw (disambiguation)
A claw is a sharp growth at the end of a toe or finger.
Claw or Claws may also refer to:
In comics and animation:
Other uses:Nipper (disambiguation)
Nipper was the dog model for the painting His Late Master's Voice.
Nipper or Nippers may also refer to:
Nipper (Canadian comics), a comic strip by Doug Wright between 1949 and 1967
Nipper (comics), a British comic book
Chela (organ), a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
Nipper (tool), a tool used to remove small amounts of a hard material
Nippers, young surf lifesavers
Tipsy Nipper, a light aircraft
Jim "Nipper" Bradford (1926–2005), Australian rules footballer
William "Nipper" Truscott (1886–1966), Australian rules footballer
Nipper's Harbour, a community in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Nipper Building, an apartment block in New Jersey, USAPeople with the surname Nipper:
Al Nipper (born 1959), Major League Baseball coach
Zack Nipper, American artistPincer (biology)
A pincer is the part of an arthropod that enables it to carry loads, to defend against other creatures, or to attack prey. In insects, the pincers are usually part of the creature's mandible, and often venom or acid can be injected through the pincer into an enemy during a pincer strike.
Some arthropods such as crabs, lobsters, and scorpions possess pincers in the form of chelae at the ends of their front limbs (pedipalps), to assist in feeding, defence or even courtship.