Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bristle or seta, especially of an annelid worm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A chitinous bristle of an annelid worm

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a stiff chitinous seta or bristle especially of an annelid worm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, a bristle; a seta: used chiefly in composition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stiff chitinous seta or bristle especially of an annelid worm

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek khaitē, long hair.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek χαίτη (chaite, "crest, mane, flowing hair, foliage") (Wiktionary)

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