parapineal


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parapineal

(ˌpærəˈpɪnɪəl)
adj
situated beside the pineal gland
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These structures, dubbed pineal and parapineal organs, have been referred to as the third eye of the animal, but they didn't have normal features associated with the ability to see such as eyeballs or eyelids.
Snyder, "Parapinopsin, a novel catfish opsin localized to the parapineal organ, defines a new gene family," Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
En reptiles vivientes como lagartos (Lacerta), luciones (Anguis) y tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) existe una vesicula entre los huesos parietales, el organo parapineal u ojo parietal, que presenta un rudimento de retina, desde donde sale un cordon nervioso hacia el cerebro, contiene un cuerpo vitreo y la pared anterior semeja un cristalino, bajo una epidermis clara y transparente.