neuromast

   One of the individual sense organs that make up the lateral line systems of fishes and amphibians [23].
   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

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