Definition of Setaceous

1. Adjective. Having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.. "Setaceous whiskers"

Definition of Setaceous

1. a. Set with, or consisting of, bristles; bristly; as, a stiff, setaceous tail.

Definition of Setaceous

1. Adjective. of, relating to, or resembling a bristle or bristles; bristly ¹

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Definition of Setaceous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Setaceous

1. Bristly, set with bristles, consisting or having bristles. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Setaceous

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setaceous (current term)

Literary usage of Setaceous

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1. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Antennae setaceous ; palpi four, filiform ; wing-cases sloping off to a point; ... Antenna setaceous, palpi six, filiform ; the posterior ones hairy ..."

2. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1824)
"... externally tomentose near the summit; among the exterior rows of the chaff setaceous bristles longer thun the seed are also interposed. ..."

3. A Catalogue of the British Non-parasitical Worms in the Collection of the by George Johnston (1865)
"They are soft, setaceous filaments, varying in number from one to five, ... 8 t & 9 t) are the soft setaceous or filiform non- retractile processes which ..."

4. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"Leaves unequally pinnate; stipules minute, setaceous. Flowers in pedunculate, dense, terminal spikes or heads. Calyx often glandular, 5-toothed; ..."

5. Flora Medica; a Botanical Account of All the More Important Plants Used in by John Lindley (1838)
"... falcate, with setaceous points, the terminal one longest and straight. — Leaves employed in North America, on account of their astringency, externally, ..."

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