[ si-tij-er-uh s ]
/ sɪˈtɪdʒ ər əs /
having setae or bristles.
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Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby setigerous
Also se·tif·er·ous [si-tif-er-uh s] /sɪˈtɪf ər əs/.
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Example sentences from the Web for setiferous
The proximal, non-setiferous portion of the exopodite is evidently at an angle with the setiferous part.The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites|Percy Edward Raymond
Anal tubercles thick, conspicuous, setiferous, with one short hair.
British Dictionary definitions for setiferous
/ (sɪˈtɪfərəs) /
biology bearing bristles
Word Origin for setiferous
C19: see seta, -ferous, -gerous
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