[ kee-tuh ]
/ ˈki tə /
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noun, plural chae·tae [kee-tee]. /ˈki ti/. Zoology.
a bristle or seta, especially of a chaetopod.
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Origin of chaeta
<New Latin <Greek chaítē long hair
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British Dictionary definitions for chaeta
/ (ˈkiːtə) /
noun plural -tae (-tiː)
any of the chitinous bristles on the body of such annelids as the earthworm and the lugworm: used in locomotion; a seta
Word Origin for chaeta
C19: New Latin, from Greek khaitē long hair
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