chaetotaxy

noun chae·to·taxy \ˈkētōˌtaksē\

Definition of chaetotaxy

plural

-es

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

  2. 2 :  the study of chaetotaxy

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Origin and Etymology of chaetotaxy

chaet- + -taxy


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