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chaeta

[kee-tuh] /ˈki tə/
noun, plural chaetae
[kee-tee] /ˈki ti/ (Show IPA).
Zoology
1.
a bristle or seta, especially of a chaetopod.
Origin
< New Latin < Greek chaítē long hair
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chaeta

/ˈkiːtə/
noun (pl) -tae (-tiː)
1.
any of the chitinous bristles on the body of such annelids as the earthworm and the lugworm: used in locomotion; a seta
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek khaitē long hair
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