Definition of Setae

1. Noun. (plural of seta) ¹

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Definition of Setae

1. seta [n] - See also: seta

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Setae

set the pace
set the stage
set the tone
set the wheels in motion
set theoretically
set theory
set to music
set to work
set tool
set top box
set up
set up shop
set upon
setae (current term)

Literary usage of Setae

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1. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"But for the agreement in number and disposition of the ventral setae with those ... Body elliptical, equally rounded at each extremity; the marginal setae ..."

2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1899)
"No penial setae. Sperm-ducts join the prostates in the body-wall. ... Penial setae present. Sperm-ducts open on segment behind the prostates. ..."

3. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"Length 30 mm.; setae 3 to 5 in lateral bundles and 5 to 8 in ventral ... 487) with 2 to 4 groups of setae on each segment, and often with a distinct head; ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1884)
"The number of podal setae and podal hooks is more or less variable in the ... Second to fourth segment, inclusive, 8 to 10 setae and 4 to 5 hooks. ..."

5. Aquatic Insects in New York State by James George Needham (1903)
"... with distinct smaller teeth within, the surface with three setae [pl.27, ... the basal segment of the leg with four or five setae and the surface ..."

6. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1915)
"Basal appendages small, rather slender, with five or six long terminal setae. Life history and habits unknown. East coast of Nicaragua to Panama. ..."

7. Henrik Krøyer's Publications on Pelagic Marine Copepoda (1838-1849) by Carl C. Damkaer, David M. Damkaer (1979)
"with several long setae; next a shorter and narrower, but more evenly wide palp, cut off obliquely at the end, which does not show any trace of segmentation ..."

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