lateral line system


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lateral line system

n
(Zoology) a system of sensory organs in fishes and aquatic amphibians consisting of a series of cells on the head and along the sides of the body that detect pressure changes and vibrations
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crockeri and the need of data about its biology, this study describes, for the first time, the cephalic lateral line system of the species in individuals from southern Chile.
Morphology of the mechanosensory lateral line system in the Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina: the mechanotactile hypothesis.
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].