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chaetotaxy

[kee-tuh-tak-see]
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noun Entomology.
  1. the arrangement of bristles on the exoskeleton of an insect.

Origin of chaetotaxy

First recorded in 1890–95; chaeto- + -taxy
Related formschae·to·tac·tic [kee-tuh-tak-tik] /ˌki təˈtæk tɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Chaetotaxy: the science dealing with the arrangement and nomenclature of the bristles on the body of insects.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith