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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lat′eral line′


n.
a linear array of sensory structures along the sides of fish and amphibians.
[1865–70]
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lat·er·al line

(lăt′ər-əl)
A series of tube-like canals along the head and sides of fish and some amphibians by which vibrations, as from water currents, and changes in pressure are detected.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lateral line - sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
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lateral line

n (of fish)Seitenlinie f
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Thin-walled polyethylene pipes with laser-perforated orifices are produced with flexible plastic materials, and their diameter may change due to pressure variations along the lateral line (Andrade, 1990; Vilela et al., 2003; Provenzano et al., 2016).
The mechanosensory system of the lateral line is a group of structures present in the cephalic region and in the trunk of fishes, connected to the eighth pair of cranial nerves and involved in behaviours like feeding, swimming, prey and predator detection, rheotaxis, schooling, intraspecific communication and wave source location (Engelmann et al., 2002; Kasumyan, 2003; Modgans et al., 2003, 2004).
Among the unusual never-before-seen species shownin video footage is a 'ratfish'which has big ears and - despite having eyes - is blind, said to use a lateral line to sense the change of current.
Description and comparison of the lateral line of three species of electric rays of the genus Narcine (Torpediniformes: Narcinidae).
The hair cells in the lateral line system are homologous with the ones in a human's inner ear, only located superficially on zebrafish's skin, with excellent permeability of various dyes and chemicals [13].
It differs from all its congeners by the following combination of morphological features: skin smooth with a complete lateral line; adipose-fin originates at vertical level from anterior one quarter of the length of the anal-fin base, in the form of a low and smooth edge; dorsal-fin with one very weak spine; pectoral-fins without spines; caudal-fin truncated without pinnate-like rays.
Wave tracking involves their lateral line and the fish's ability to sense pressure waves in water.
We here describe and SEM image the morphology and sculpture of scales, tubercles, and lateral line units (scales and segments), as well as the very small platelets of the distal radials of fins called also swivel-joint platelets.
As proposed, the pipeline will run from Prudhoe Bay to Point MacKenzie, with a 30-mile lateral line between the main pipeline and Fairbanks.