setose

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

adjective

covered with setae or bristles; bristly.

Nearby words

  1. seto-naikai,
  2. setoff,
  3. seton,
  4. seton, ernest thompson,
  5. seton, saint elizabeth ann,
  6. setout,
  7. setpoint,
  8. setscrew,
  9. sett,
  10. settat

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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