Bearing bristles or setae; bristly.
- 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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