lateral line organ

lateral line organ
noun
sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water
Syn: ↑lateral line
Hypernyms: ↑sense organ, ↑sensory receptor, ↑receptor
Part Holonyms: ↑fish, ↑amphibian

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noun
1. : a system of epithelial mucus-secreting tubes in the sides of most fishes, supplied at intervals with sensory endings and considered to be responsive to low frequency vibrations
2. : one of the sensory end organs of the lateral line organ

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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