noun, plural se·tae [see-tee] /ˈsi ti/. Biology.
Origin of seta
Examples from the Web for seta
Setula: a small stiff bristle or seta: in Diptera, the small thorn at the end of the subcosta.
Tubercle: a little solid pimple or small chitinous button: really a ring, which may or may not give rise to a seta.
In the higher forms a sterile foot and seta is present, and sterile cells or elaters occur with the spores.
One or more pairs of well developed anterior inner dorsocentral (acrostichal) macrocht; seta on extensor surface of hind tibia.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
There is great variety in the length of the seta, which is sometimes practically absent.
British Dictionary definitions for seta
noun plural -tae (-tiː)
Word Origin for seta
Word Origin and History for seta
plural setae, 1793, from Latin seta "bristle," from PIE root *sai- "to tie, bind" (see sinew). Related: Setaceous.