chaeta

[kee-tuh]

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

a bristle or seta, especially of a chaetopod.

Nearby words

  1. chadwick, florence may,
  2. chadwick, george whitefield,
  3. chadwick, sir james,
  4. chaebol,
  5. chaeronea,
  6. chaetiferous,
  7. chaeto-,
  8. chaetognath,
  9. chaetophobia,
  10. chaetophorous

Origin of chaeta

< New Latin < Greek chaítē long hair

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British Dictionary definitions for chaetae

chaeta

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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