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Either member of the second pair of appendages in arachnids, immediately posterior to the chelicerae. In species with large chelicerae the pedipalps are typically adapted for walking or sensory functions; otherwise they are variously adapted for defence, killing prey, or digging.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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