Definition of setose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsiːtəʊs/
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːtəʊz/


chiefly Zoology
Bearing bristles or setae; bristly: each segment has a white setose patch under its distal end
More example sentences
  • The antennae are setose, the legs slender, with cerci that are usually rather short.
  • From a subset of each group the Dufour's gland and later setose membrane were dissected by removing the sting apparatus with blunt forceps.
  • A setose lobster has distinct hairs on the swimmerets under its tails, indicating breeding condition.


Mid 17th century: from Latin seta 'bristle' + -ose1.

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