chaeta


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se·ta

, pl.

set·ae

(sē'tă, -tē),
A bristle or a slender, stiff, bristle-like structure.
Synonym(s): chaeta
[L. saeta or seta, a stiff hair or bristle]

chaeta

(kē′tə)
n. pl. chae·tae (-tē′)
A bristle or seta, especially of an annelid worm.

chaeta

or

seta

a bristle-like structure, often chitinous (see CHITIN). The structures are found particularly in ANNELID worms, where they occur as projections on most segments, and serve as anchors for that segment during locomotion.

chaeta

see seta.
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Single, fine companion chaeta accompanying hooded hooks only on last three chaetigers of paratype.
16) Tip of Ant III, showing the special chaetae or sensillae; (17) Tip of Ant IV; (18) Labrum, showing prelabral and labral chaetae, and labral papillae; (19) Terminal chaeta of labial papilla E; (20) Female genital plate; (21) Claw of foreleg; (22) Claw of medial leg; (23) Claw of hind leg.
tergum I with 8-9+8-9 chaetae, chaeta m absent on i1(2).