noun (plural chaetae) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek chaitē long flowing hair Date: circa 1866 bristle, setachaetal adjective

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  • chaeta — chae ta (k[=e] t[.a]), n.; pl. {chaetae} (k[=e] t[=e]). [NL., fr. Gr. chai th hair.] (Zo[ o]l.) a stiff chitinous seta or bristle especially of an annelid worm. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chaeta — [kēt′ə] n. pl. chaetae [kēt′ē] [ModL < Gr chaitē, hair < IE base * ghait , curly hair > Avestan gaēsa ] a bristlelike projection, or seta, esp. on an annelid worm …   English World dictionary

  • Chaeta — A chaeta or cheta (see spelling differences) is a chitinous bristle or seta found on an insect, arthropod or annelid worms such as the earthworm, although the term is also frequently used to describe similar structures in other invertebrates. The …   Wikipedia

  • chaeta — n.; pl. chaetae [Gr. chaite, hair] (ANNELIDA) Seta …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chaeta — /kee teuh/, n., pl. chaetae / tee/. Zool. a bristle or seta, esp. of a chaetopod. [ < NL < Gk chaíte long hair] * * * …   Universalium

  • chaeta — noun A chitinous bristle of an annelid worm …   Wiktionary

  • chaeta — SYN: seta. [Mod. L. fr. G. chaite, stiff hair] …   Medical dictionary

  • chaeta — (греч.) щетина …   Словарь ботанических терминов

  • chaeta — n. bristle, stiff hair (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chaeta — [ ki:tə] noun (plural chaetae ti:) Zoology a stiff bristle made of chitin, especially in an annelid worm. Origin C19: mod. L., from Gk khaitē long hair …   English new terms dictionary

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