bristle setae
(NEMATODA: Adenophorea)
Ambulatory setae functioning in traction.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Setae — Seta Se ta (s[=e] t[.a]), n.; pl. {Set[ae]} (s[=e] t[=e]). [L. seta, saeta, a bristle.] 1. (Biol.) Any slender, more or less rigid, bristlelike organ or part; as the hairs of a caterpillar, the slender spines of a crustacean, the hairlike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • setae — n. bristle, stiff hair (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bristle — 1. noun 1) the bristles on his chin Syn: hair, whisker; (bristles) stubble, five o clock shadow; Zoology seta/setae 2) a hedgehog s bristles Syn: spine, prickle, quill, barb 2. verb 1) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • calamistrum setae — (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) In many cribellate Araneae, a row of curved bristle like setae on the dorsal part of the fourth metatarsus; functioning in combing silk from a special spinning organ …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • seta — A cuticular hair arising from the outside of the exoskeleton [Warner, 1977]. A cuticular outgrowth having recognizable basal articulation [Ingle, 1992]. A cuticular process that is clearly articulated with the basal cuticle. This structure comes… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Seta — For other uses, see Seta (disambiguation). Setae on the toes of a gecko Seta (plural: setae) is a biological term derived from the Latin word for bristle . It refers to a number of different bristle or hair like structures on living organisms …   Wikipedia

  • lepidopteran — /lep i dop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. lepidopterous. n. 2. a lepidopterous insect. [1850 55; LEPIDOPTER(A) + AN] * * * Any of the more than 100,000 species constituting the order Lepidoptera (Greek: scaly wing ): butterflies, moths, and skippers. The… …   Universalium

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  • thrips — /thrips/, n., pl. thrips. any of several minute insects of the order Thysanoptera, that have long, narrow wings fringed with hairs and that infest and feed on a wide variety of weeds and crop plants. [1650 60; < NL < Gk thríps (sing.) woodworm] * …   Universalium

  • sea mouse — noun any of several large worms having a broad flattened body with a mat of coarse hairs covering the back • Hypernyms: ↑polychaete, ↑polychete, ↑polychaete worm, ↑polychete worm * * * noun 1. : a large broad marine polychaete worm of Aphrodite… …   Useful english dictionary

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