seta


se·ta

noun \ˈsē-tə\
plural se·tae \ˈsē-ˌtē\

Definition of SETA

:  a slender usually rigid or bristly and springy organ or part of an animal or plant
se·tal \ˈsē-təl\ adjective

Origin of SETA

New Latin, from Latin saeta, seta bristle
First Known Use: circa 1793

se·ta

noun \ˈsēt-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural se·tae \ˈsē-ˌtē\

Medical Definition of SETA

: a slender usually rigid or bristly and springy organ or part of an animal or plant

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