lateral line

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lateral line

n.
A series of sensory pores along the head and sides of fish and some amphibians by which water currents, vibrations, and pressure changes are detected.
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Morphological diversity, development, and evolution of the mechanosensory lateral line system. In: Coombs, S., Bleckmann, H., Fay, R.R.
Ontogeny of the head of the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stouti, Myxinoidea): development of the lateral line system. Philos.
Structure and development of the free neuromasts and lateral line system of the herring.

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