- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||having or made of bristles; bristly.
||similar to a bristle or bristles.
The word setaceous
contains the following part:
that means resembling, related to, made of, or, in biological science, belonging to (a taxonomic class)
More about this word part:
The suffix -aceous
occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to Latin noun roots. Words ending in -aceous
are often formal and used in biological science. These scientific adjectives ending in -aceous
have corresponding nouns ending in -aceae (plants) and -acea (animals), which are names for taxonomic families.