seta [ see-t uh ] SHOW IPA / ˈsi tə / PHONETIC RESPELLING See synonyms for: setal on Thesaurus.com noun, plural se·tae [ see-tee]. /ˈsi ti/. Biology. a stiff hair; bristle or bristlelike part.
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Origin of seta
First recorded in 1785–95,
seta is from the Latin word sēta, saeta “bristle” OTHER WORDS FROM seta setal, adjective
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How to use seta in a sentence
The entire larva is black and the segments of the body possess numerous tubercles bearing
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. British Dictionary definitions for seta noun plural -tae ( -tiː) (in invertebrates and some plants) any bristle or bristle-like appendage (in mosses) the stalk of the sporophyte that bears the capsule Derived forms of seta setaceous ( sɪˈteɪʃəs), adjective setaceously, adverb setal, adjective Word Origin for seta
C18: from Latin
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Medical definitions for seta n. pl. se•tae ( -tē) A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part.
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Scientific definitions for seta Plural setae ( sē) ′tē A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part on an organism. Setae on the bodies of spiders are used as sensory organs, while setae on the bodies of many polychaete worms, such as earthworms, are used for locomotion. Microscopic setae on the feet of geckos allow adhesion to vertical surfaces.
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