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noun, plural chae·tae [kee-tee] /ˈki ti/. Zoology.
  1. 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


noun plural -tae (-tiː)
  1. any of the chitinous bristles on the body of such annelids as the earthworm and the lugworm: used in locomotion; a seta
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Word Origin for chaeta

C19: New Latin, from Greek khaitē long hair
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