covered with setae or bristles; bristly.
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Achenes obovoid or oblong, attached obliquely at or near the base; pappus setose or partly chaffy or none.
Legs short, rather slender; fore femora somewhat setose beneath.
The leaves in most species are markedly acuminate and their margins are sharp-serrate or setose-serrate.The Pears of New York | U. P. Hedrick
Pluri-setose: bearing several seta; as the head in some Carabids.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
It is the only species furnished with elongated setose spines.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1. | John MacGillivray
British Dictionary definitions for setose
biology covered with setae; bristly
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