- One of the individual sense organs that make up the lateral line systems of fishes and amphibians .See also cupula.
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neuromast — [noor′ō mast΄, nyoor′ō mast΄] n. [ NEURO + Gr mastos, breast: see MAST2] any of the sense organs found in the lateral line system and the skin of fishes … English World dictionary
neuromast — a sensory cell with a hair like process capable of detecting motion or vibrations in the water. The hair is sheathed in a gelatinous cupula terminalis. May be located in a series as a lateral line, either exposed on the skin or enclosed in a tube … Dictionary of ichthyology
neuromast — neuromastic, adj. /noor euh mast , nyoor /, n. a group of innervated sensory cells occurring along the lateral line of fishes and aquatic amphibians. [1910 15; NEURO + mast < Gk mastós hillock, lit., breast] * * * … Universalium
neuromast — neu·ro·mast … English syllables
neuromast — … Useful english dictionary
canal neuromast — sense organs found in lateral line canals in the dermis. See also superficial or free neuromasts, large pit organs and small pit organs … Dictionary of ichthyology
free neuromast — sense organs found in the epidermis. See also canal neuromasts and small pit organs. Also called superficial neuromasts and large pit organs … Dictionary of ichthyology
superficial neuromast — sense organs found in the epidermis. See also canal neuromasts and small pit organs. Also called free neuromasts or large pit organs … Dictionary of ichthyology
mechanoreception — See mechanoreceptor. * * * Ability to detect and respond to mechanical stimuli in one s environment. A slight deformation of a mechanoreceptive neuron causes an electric charge at its surface, activating a response. Mechanoreceptors in pain spots … Universalium
Craniata — For the class of brachiopods, see Craniforma. Craniata Temporal range: Early Cambrian Recent … Wikipedia