noun, plural chaetae [kee-tee] . Zoology.
a bristle or seta, especially of a chaetopod.

< Neo-Latin < Greek chaítē long hair Unabridged
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chaeta (ˈkiːtə)
n , pl -tae
any of the chitinous bristles on the body of such annelids as the earthworm and the lugworm: used in locomotion; a seta
[C19: New Latin, from Greek khaitē long hair]

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