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SETA (setae)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does seta mean? 

SETA (noun)
  The noun SETA has 2 senses:

1. stalk of a moss capsule
2. a stiff hair or bristle

  Familiarity information: SETA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SETA (noun)


Sense 1seta [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stalk of a moss capsule

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("seta" is a kind of...):

podetium (an organ or body resembling a stalk; especially the outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens on which the ascocarp is borne)


Sense 2seta [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stiff hair or bristle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("seta" is a kind of...):

hair (a filamentous projection or process on an organism)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "seta"):

chaeta (a stiff chitinous seta or bristle especially of an annelid worm)


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