microchaeta

noun mi·cro·chae·ta \"\

Definition of microchaeta

plural

microchaetae

\-ēt(ˌ)ē\
  1. :  a small bristle on the body of some insects (as many two-winged flies) —distinguished from macrochaeta

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Origin and Etymology of microchaeta

New Latin, from micr- + chaeta


Microchaeta

noun Mi·cro·chae·ta

Definition of Microchaeta

  1. :  a genus of earthworms of which one southern African form (M. rappi) reaches a length of five feet

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Origin and Etymology of microchaeta

New Latin, from micr- + -chaeta


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