Definition of setose in English:

setose

Line breaks: se¦tose
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːtəʊs
 
, -z/

adjective

chiefly Zoology
  • Bearing bristles or setae; bristly: each segment has a white setose patch under its distal end
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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