Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of seta.

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Examples

  • Their feet have a pad of ultra-fine hairs, called setae, each of which are split up into hundreds of flat tips.

    Gecko Gives Rise to New Superglue | Impact Lab

  • Gecko toes are covered by millions of hair-like structures called setae, each of which is five micrometres in size.

    The Engineer - News

  • The pads of a gecko's feet are covered with tiny hairs called setae and spatulae.

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  • These legs or cirri are usually formed in a feather like shape and have tiny sensory hairs called setae which cover the cirri.

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  • These legs or cirri are usually formed in a feather like shape and have tiny sensory hairs called setae that cover the cirri.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Geckos are able to climb walls thanks to a coating on their toes of tiny hairs, called "setae," that are tipped with flat "spatulae."

    Boing Boing

  • Researchers at the University of Dayton and the Georgia Institute of Technology have now made an array of artificial setae that are actually nested carbon nanotubes.

    Boing Boing

  • Pulling it perpendicular to a surface means only the tips of the nanotubes remain in contact with the surface, and the setae will easily loosen their grip.

    Boing Boing

  • The bottoms of a gecko's feet are, in fact covered with millions of tiny foot-hairs on each toe, called setae, each about as long as the width of two human hairs (about 100 millionths of a meter).

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Please note the backwards arrangement of its joints, so that the gecko can change the angle that the setae (the tiny hairs on their foot) touch the surface with, helping to shift the way the Van der Waal's force holds them there, and thus peel their foot away.

    Archive 2008-12-01

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