[ si-tij-er-uh s ]
/ sɪˈtɪdʒ ər əs /


having setae or bristles.


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Words nearby setigerous

Also se·tif·er·ous [si-tif-er-uh s] /sɪˈtɪf ər əs/.

Origin of setigerous

1650–60; < Latin sētiger bristle-bearing + -ous; see seti-, -gerous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for setiferous

British Dictionary definitions for setiferous


setigerous (sɪˈtɪdʒərəs)

/ (sɪˈtɪfərəs) /


biology bearing bristles

Word Origin for setiferous

C19: see seta, -ferous, -gerous
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