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A.Word.A.Day--setiform

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This week's theme: words made using combining forms.

setiform (SEE-tuh-form) adjective

Bristle-shaped or having bristles.

[From Latin seti- (bristle) + -form.]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"The compound was full of figures, the scampering setiform bodies of chimpanzees and the taller, more exiguous forms of their closest living relatives."
Will Self; Great Apes; Grove Press; 1998.

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