noun, plural se·tae [see-tee]. /ˈsi ti/. Biology.
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Origin of seta
OTHER WORDS FROM setasetal, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for seta
The entire larva is black and the segments of the body possess numerous tubercles bearing setae.
The abdomen possesses three rows of setae on each side above the spiracles.
The furca is, as a rule, a powerful motor-organ, and has its laminae edged with strong teeth (ungues) or setae or both.
Notopodia reduced to small lobes at base of neuropodia above, these lobes smooth, bearing no emergent setae in the type.
The notocirri have the usual enlarged distal end baring a slender tip and a little exceed the neuropodial setae.