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setula

[sech-uh-luh]
noun, plural set·u·lae [sech-uh-lee] /ˈsɛtʃ əˌli/. Botany, Zoology.
  1. a short, blunt seta.
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Also set·ule [sech-ool] /ˈsɛtʃ ul/.

Origin of setula

1820–30; < New Latin sētula; see seta, -ule
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Historical Examples of setula

  • Setula: a small stiff bristle or seta: in Diptera, the small thorn at the end of the subcosta.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith