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lateral line system

Definition:
Aquatic vertebrate sensory system in fish and amphibians. It is composed of sense organs (canal organs and pit organs) containing neuromasts (mechanoreceptors) that detect water displacement caused by moving objects.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
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Entry Terms:
  • lateral line organs
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/217165
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RDF/XMLCreated 2014-05-30, last modified 2016-01-19