chaetotaxy

[ kee-tuh-tak-see ]
/ ˈki təˌtæk si /
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noun Entomology.

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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