noun, plural se·tae [see-tee] /ˈsi ti/. Biology.
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Origin of seta
OTHER WORDS FROM setase·tal, adjective
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Setae dark amber to nearly ferruginous, darker than usual in squamatus.
The setae are invariably formed each within an epidermic cell, and they are sheathed in involutions of the epidermis.
The setae vary much in form and are often longer and stronger than in the Oligochaetes.
The furca is, as a rule, a powerful motor-organ, and has its laminae edged with strong teeth (ungues) or setae or both.
The Desmoscolecida move by looping their bodies like geometrid caterpillars or leeches, as well as by creeping on their setae.