noun, plural setae
[see-tee] /ˈsi ti/ (Show IPA). Biology.
a stiff hair; bristle or bristlelike part.
noun (pl) -tae (-tiː)
(in invertebrates and some plants) any bristle or bristle-like appendage
(in mosses) the stalk of the sporophyte that bears the capsule
seta se·ta (sē’tə)
n. pl. se·tae (-tē)
A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part.
Plural setae (sē’tē)
A stiff hair, bristle, or bristlelike process or part on an organism. Setae on the bodies of spiders are used as sensory organs, while setae on the bodies of many polychaete worms, such as earthworms, are used for locomotion. Microscopic setae on the feet of geckos allow adhesion to vertical surfaces.
- Set an example
Also, set a good or bad example. Behave in a way that should (or will) be imitated, as in Dad was always telling Bill to set a good example for his younger brother, or They were afraid of setting a bad example for the other nations. [ Late 1700s ]
- Set a precedent
Establish a usage, tradition, or standard to be followed in the future. For example, He set a precedent by having the chaplain lead the academic procession. The word precedent here signifies a previous instance or legal decision upon which future instances are based, a usage dating from the early 1400s. In British and American law […]
noun 1. any grass of the genus Setaria, having a dense panicle, grown for forage.
noun 1. something, as land or profits, set aside for a particular purpose. 2. a tract of federal lands set aside as a wildlife refuge, oil exploration site, etc. 3. a tract of farmland on which commercial crops or a specific crop will not be grown, as part of a federal plan to decrease production […]