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

[New Latin, from Greek khaitē, long hair.]


n, pl -tae (-tiː)
(Zoology) any of the chitinous bristles on the body of such annelids as the earthworm and the lugworm: used in locomotion; a seta
[C19: New Latin, from Greek khaitē long hair]


(ˈki tə)

n., pl. -tae (-tē).
a bristle or seta, esp. of an annelid worm.
[1860–65; < New Latin < Greek chaítē long hair]
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Noun1.chaeta - a stiff chitinous seta or bristle especially of an annelid worm
seta - a stiff hair or bristle
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