What is the difference between chaete and setae?
The are bristle or hair like structures. Their function differs based on the organism concerned . In zoology its moslty in invertebrates , in entomology its reffered to as chaete. The link above would give an overview of what is referred to a setae based on what organism ur concerned with.
In annelids. It describes them both as hair/bristle like structures =/
That should make it more clear . Its the same thing . Both seta and cheta or chaete means bristles. I think the term can be used interchangeably . Just check this link:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polychaete It about polychaetes a class of annelid worms. These are extracts form the passage:- Each body segment has a pair of fleshy protrusions called parapodia that bear many bristles, called *chaetae, which are made of chitin. Indeed, polychaetes are sometimes referred to as bristle worms. Bundles of bristles, called *setae, project from the parapodia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polychaeta_anatomy_en.svg Thats a cross section the terms have been used interchangebly.
The definition of chaetae:- A *chaeta or *cheta (see spelling differences) is a chitinous bristle or *seta found on an insect, arthropod or annelid worms such as the earthworm, although the term is also frequently used to describe similar structures in other invertebrates.
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setae is latin for bristle and chaetae is greek for bristle. so basically it means the same thing.
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There are structural level differences between the cheate of annelids and setate of arthropods . But between annelids they are used interchangeably.
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