penial seta

penial seta
(ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta)
One of the extra seta near the male pore that facilitate the passage of sperm during copulation; usually long, sculptured, and in paired bundles.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • seta — n.; pl. setae [L. seta, bristle] 1. A bristle, hair or filament process of the cuticle with which it articulates or through which it protrudes; see poison seta, penial seta. 2. (ANNELIDA) Chaeta. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Hollow structures formed… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • penial chaeta — См. penial seta …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • genital chaeta — (ANNELIDA) A seta that functions in sexual reproduction; spermathecal chaeta; penial chaeta; penial seta …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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