Seta meaning

sē'tə
A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part on an organism, especially an invertebrate.
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The stalk of a moss or liverwort capsule.
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A bristle or bristlelike part or organ.
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A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part on an organism, especially an invertebrate.
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A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part on an organism. Setae on the bodies of spiders are used as sensory organs, while setae on the bodies of many polychaete worms, such as earthworms, are used for locomotion. Microscopic setae on the feet of geckos allow adhesion to vertical surfaces.
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(botany) The stalk of a moss sporangium, or occasionally in a liverwort.
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Origin of seta

  • Latin saeta, sēta bristle
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin seta, from saeta.
    From Wiktionary