chaetotaxy

noun
chae·​to·​taxy | \ ˈkētōˌtaksē \
plural -es

Definition of chaetotaxy

1 : the arrangement or pattern of bristles on an arthropod (as a mosquito, mite, or larva)
2 : the study of chaetotaxy

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History and Etymology for chaetotaxy

chaet- + -taxy

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“Chaetotaxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaetotaxy. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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