Definitions

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

  • adj. Bristly; setaceous.

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  • adj. Thickly set with bristles or bristly hairs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Thickly set with bristles or bristly hairs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, bristly; having the surface set with bristles: as, a setose leaf or receptacle.
  • In zoology and anatomy, bristling or bristly; setaceous; covered with setæ, or stiff hairs; setous. See cut under Hymenoptera.

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  • adj. having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

Etymologies

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Latin setosus, saetosus, from seta ("bristle"), saeta ("bristle").

Examples

  • The _spikelets_ are ovate, acuminate, binate (sometimes solitary or three) on a common finely filiform stalk, one long and the other short pedicelled, pale or yellowish green, or purple; pedicels are angular, scabrid or scaberulous, slightly swollen at the top and sometimes with setose hairs also.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • Legs short, rather slender; fore femora somewhat setose beneath.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • The body is clothed with long setose cilia which are frequently fully outstretched when the animal is resting, a slight tremor of the large membrane alone indicating vitality.

    Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission 21:415-468, 1901

  • Petiole 2-6 mm, puberulent and ± setose; leaf blade papery, oblong to oblong - lanceolate, 5-11 × 1. 5-3.5 cm; base cuneate; margin ciliate; apex obtuse and mucronate; abaxial surface densely gray-white-pubescent, yellow-brown setose along midrib; adaxial surface sparsely to densely puberulent when young.

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  • Capsule conical-cylindric, 5-ribbed, 25-35 mm, puberulent and sparsely setose.

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  • A decidious Shrubs, 0. 5-2 m tall; branches densely gray-white-pubescent, also sparsely setose when young.

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  • It has five pairs of biramous, setose and thoracopods (appendages).

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  • It has five pairs of biramous, setose and thoracopods

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