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Stinging caterpillars do not actively try to sting predators; but when they are touched, their hairy setae break off on the attacker and the poison is released.
These setae are divided at the tip into millions of nanoscale structures called spatulae.
In 2006, Stanford researchers took inspiration from geckos to create a robot that clambered along surfaces using synthetic setae, the tiny, sticky hairs that give geckos their climbing skills.
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Origin and Etymology of seta
First Known Use: circa 1793See Words from the same year
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