oncochaeta

noun
on·​co·​chaeta | \ ¦äŋkō+ \
plural oncochaetae or oncochaetas

Definition of oncochaeta

: a hair or bristle with a hooked tip onchochaetae on the thorax of a fly

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History and Etymology for oncochaeta

New Latin, from onc- + -chaeta

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“Oncochaeta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oncochaeta. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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