- a bristle or seta, especially of a chaetopod.
Origin of chaeta
< New Latin < Greek chaítē long hair
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- any of the chitinous bristles on the body of such annelids as the earthworm and the lugworm: used in locomotion; a seta
C19: New Latin, from Greek khaitē long hair
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