microchaeta

noun (1)
mi·​cro·​chae·​ta | \ " \
plural microchaetae\ -​ēt(ˌ)ē \

Definition of microchaeta

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a small bristle on the body of some insects (as many two-winged flies) distinguished from macrochaeta

Microchaeta

noun (2)
Mi·​cro·​chae·​ta

Definition of Microchaeta (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for microchaeta

Noun (1)

New Latin, from micr- + chaeta

Noun (2)

New Latin, from micr- + -chaeta

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“Microchaeta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microchaeta. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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