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seta, setae, setaceous, setose, etc.

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (S)
No Taxon seta, setae, setaceous, setose, etc.
Pronunciation
SEE-tuh, SEE-tee
Explanation of Names
From Latin seta, plural setae, bristle.
Identification
seta noun, plural setae - stiff hair-like processes on the integument of an arthropod or other organism.

Related terms:
setiferous, setiform, setigerous, setose - set with, or bearing setae.
setiform adjective - bristle-shaped.
setigerae adjective - (antennae) when the basal joints are large, and the remainder form into a kind of bristle. (L. seta, and gero, to bear.)
setulose adjective - with truncated (very short) setae. (Diminutive of Latin seta.)
setaceous adjective - Gradually tapering to the tip, like a bristle

Diagram of antenna forms:


Examples of setaceous antennae:


Setae on body wall projections of arthropod larvae:
Internet References
NCSU page on insect setae as mechanoreceptors.
MicrolabNW Photomicrograph Gallery page...with discussion of chemical distinction between insect setae and mammalian hair.