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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]

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.
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Dorsum wider anteriorly, rounded posteriorly; setae j3 and z4 long, reaching beyond the base of next setae in line; setae Z4 long, reaching base of setae S5; distance between S2-S4 = distance between S4-S5; chelicera fixed digit with 3 small teeth .
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.
Besides these characters, differences exist also in the shape of the base of anal point, shape and number of setae of the inferior volsella, gonostylus, AR and LR.
Epandrium slightly wider than high, densely covered with long setae (Figs.
Posterior margin with 3 pairs of stout spinulate setae, medial setae shorter than the proximal ones; bt / fl > 1.
3 Foliage leaf blades 18-26 cm long; foliage oral setae 6.
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.
Using an atomic-force microscope, Dhinojwala and his colleagues measured just how powerfully adhesive their synthetic invention was, compared with gecko setae.