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n. pl. se·tae (-tē)
1. A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part on an organism, especially an invertebrate.
2. The stalk of a moss or liverwort capsule.

[Latin saeta, sēta, bristle.]

se′tal (sēt′l) adj.


n, pl -tae (-tiː)
1. (Biology) (in invertebrates and some plants) any bristle or bristle-like appendage
2. (Botany) (in mosses) the stalk of the sporophyte that bears the capsule
[C18: from Latin]
setaceous adj
seˈtaceously adv
ˈsetal adj


(ˈsi tə)

n., pl. -tae (-tē).
a stiff hair; bristle or bristlelike part.
[1785–95; < Latin sēta, saeta bristle]
se′tal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seta - stalk of a moss capsule
podetium - an organ or body resembling a stalk; especially the outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens on which the ascocarp is borne
2.seta - a stiff hair or bristle
hair - a filamentous projection or process on an organism
chaeta - a stiff chitinous seta or bristle especially of an annelid worm
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22); apex of last antennal segment with higher setal density, with three distinct ampulla-like setae (Fig.
Setal armature of appendages is described from proximal to distal segments and in order of endopod to exopod (Clark et al.
Protibia with a dorsal setal sensillum; frontoclypeus with a sharply defined sub marginal chevron directed anteriorly llybius biguttulus (Germar) 33' Protibia without a dorsal setal sensilum; frontoclypeal chevron poorly defined .
Dorsal surface bearing only simple setae, lacking recumbent thickened or scale-like setae, these simple setae may be a mixture of erect and recumbent, but the recumbent setae not thickened or scale-like, although they may form a layer of appressed, gold-colored simple hairs beneath the more upright setal layer (Fig.
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Although the Mount Cap crustacean may have been active in the plankton (Butterfield 1994)--perhaps producing the sorts of acritarch-packed faecal strings that are known from the Little Bear biota--the various robust setal armatures suggest a lifestyle that involved benthic substrate-scraping activities, at least in part (Harvey and Butterfield 2008).
1998), the paired lobes in both genera can be interpreted as showing the position of two larval setal sacks.
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Legs: leg IV with 2-2-1 spine-like setal pattern on ventral aspect of the tarsus and 2-2-1-1 on the metatarsus.
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