Definition of setose in English:

setose

adjective

Zoology
  • Bearing bristles or setae; bristly.

    ‘each segment has a white setose patch under its distal end’
    • ‘The antennae are setose, the legs slender, with cerci that are usually rather short.’
    • ‘From a subset of each group the Dufour's gland and later setose membrane were dissected by removing the sting apparatus with blunt forceps.’
    • ‘With its finely setose appendages, G. tigrinus may be capable of suspension-feeding, as has been reported for other nontubicolous amphipods.’
    • ‘A setose lobster has distinct hairs on the swimmerets under its tails, indicating breeding condition.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin seta ‘bristle’ + -ose.

Pronunciation

setose

/ˈsiːtəʊs//ˈsiːtəʊz/