Definition of setal in US English:

setal

adjective

  • See seta

    • ‘The angle of the setal shaft was particularly important in achieving an adhesive bond.’
    • ‘If this is the case, setal morphology would have a greater effect on force of adhesion than surface chemistry of the seta or substrate.’
    • ‘The width of the setal tips also varies between taxa.’
    • ‘Therefore, capillary forces are strong in the normal direction and weak in the parallel direction, whereas the opposite is true of setal adhesion.’
    • ‘The krill then squirt the seawater sideways through their setal filters, entrapping algae in a feeding pattern much like the baleen whales.’