ambulatory setae
1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Hairs or bristles on the ventral segments of the abdomen.
2. (NEMATODA: Adenophorea)
Hollow tubelike projections used for locomotion; see adhesion tubes.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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