seta

(redirected from setae)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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]

seta

(sē′tə)
n. pl. se·tae (-tē)
A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part on an organism, especially an invertebrate.

se′tal (sēt′l) adj.

se·ta

, pl. setae (sē'tă, -tē)
A bristle or a slender, stiff, bristle like structure.
[L. saeta or seta, a stiff hair or bristle]

seta

  1. the erect aerial part of the spore-producing structure of mosses or liverworts.
  2. see CHAETA.
  3. a slender, straight prickle.

seta

a bristle. Called also chaeta.
References in periodicals archive ?
Setae and setulae on abdomen black; T2-T5 with setae, marginal setae longer than others; sternites with sparse black setulae at posterior 3/4.
During zoea II (2-day-old larvae), the peduncle has 2 segments, with some plumose setae on the articulations and distal region of the segments (Fig.
Posterior margin with 3 pairs of stout spinulate setae, medial setae shorter than the proximal ones; bt / fl > 1.
Scalelike setae scattered, never in parches or bands, and always present on thoracic pleural areas and, sometimes, on the dorsum and abdomen 2
Puthoff found that softer, more deformable setae could explain the gecko's improved attachment at high humidity.
Female: Cephalothorax: dorsum brown or reddish-brown, with gray covering setae and some scattered black setae.
The setae (microscopic hairs) on the bottom of gecko's feet are only as long as two diameters of a human hair.
1E) Coxal and basal endite with serially developed strong spines and multiple setae; endopod with 2+3 terminal setae
6-8): Tergite 9 rhombic, as long as wide, with 2 long setae; sternite 9 semicircular, with long stout setae.
Rostral (ro, 61-69), lamellar (le, 90-102) and interlamellar (in, 114-127) setae setiform, barbed.
A wide variety of antennal and antennular setae have been described (e.
Nymphs of Cultus can be separated from other North American Perlodinae genera by the combination of the following characters; lacinia bidentate with few marginal setae, pronotal setae restricted to 2-3 at corners, and mesosternal Yarms well developed, reaching posterior corners of furcal pits, transverse suture connecting furcal pits absent (Stewart and Stark, 2002).