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setaceous

[ si-tey-shuhs ]
/ sɪˈteɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

bristlelike; bristle-shaped.
having bristles.

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Origin of setaceous

From the New Latin word sētāceus, dating back to 1655–65. See seta, -aceous
se·ta·ceous·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for setaceous

setaceous
[ sĭ-tāshəs ]

adj.

Having or consisting of bristles; bristly.
Resembling bristles or a bristle.
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