setose

[ see-tohs, si-tohs ]
/ ˈsi toʊs, sɪˈtoʊs /

adjective

covered with setae or bristles; bristly.

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Origin of setose

From the Latin word sētōsus, dating back to 1655–65. See seta, -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for setose

setose
/ (ˈsiːtəʊs) /

adjective

biology covered with setae; bristly

Word Origin for setose

C17: from Latin saetōsus, from saeta a bristle
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