In the higher forms a sterile foot and seta is present, and sterile cells or elaters occur with the spores.
We had great difficulty at the bridge of seta, for it had fallen in.
The seta is short, the capsule being usually raised upon the archegoniophore.
In most species the seta is serrated with distant teeth on one side.
seta, a bristle, or a slender body or appendage resembling a bristle.
The latter was defeated at seta in Ise, and killed in the midst of a rice-field by a stray arrow.
Setiform: in the form of a bristle or seta: when a slender short bristle arises from a thicker basal joint.
The peripheral cells of the seta are thick-walled, and it has a central strand of elongated conducting cells.
The generic name in this case is composed of two Latin words—equus, “a horse,” and seta, “a bristle.”
There is great variety in the length of the seta, which is sometimes practically absent.
seta se·ta (sē'tə)
n. pl. se·tae (-tē)
A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part.
Plural setae (sē'tē)
A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part on an organism. Setae on the bodies of spiders are used as sensory organs, while setae on the bodies of many polychaete worms, such as earthworms, are used for locomotion. Microscopic setae on the feet of geckos allow adhesion to vertical surfaces.