Definition of Lateral line

1. Noun. Sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water.

Exact synonyms: Lateral Line Organ
Group relationships: Amphibian, Fish
Generic synonyms: Receptor, Sense Organ, Sensory Receptor



Definition of Lateral line

1. Noun. A sense organ of a fish running lengthwise down each of its sides from the vicinity of the operculum to the base of the tail, used to detect movement and vibration in the surrounding water. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lateral Line

lateral jugular lymph nodes
lateral lacunae
lateral lacunar lymph node
lateral lacunar node
lateral lakes
lateral lamina of cartilaginous auditory tube
lateral layer of cartilaginous auditory tube
lateral lemniscus
lateral ligament of elbow
lateral ligament of knee
lateral ligament of malleus
lateral ligament of temporomandibular joint
lateral ligament of wrist
lateral ligaments of the bladder
lateral line (current term)
lateral line organ
lateral line sense organ
lateral line system
lateral lines
lateral lingual swellings
lateral lip of linea aspera
lateral lithotomy
lateral longitudinal arch of foot
lateral longitudinal stria
lateral lumbar intertransversarii muscles
lateral lumbar intertransverse muscles
lateral lumbocostal arch
lateral malleolar arteries
lateral malleolar bursa

Literary usage of Lateral line

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1. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1906)
"Eye black with bronze or silvery lateral line present lateral line lateral line lateral line No lateral line No lateral line lateral line Trace lateral line ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"In an essay now in press on "The lateral line Organs in Extinct Amphibia" the writer has called especial attention to the character of the lateral line ..."

3. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1907)
"This grouping of the sense-organs of the lateral line system in Amphiuma I find to ... As in Amphibia in general so in Amphiuma the lateral line organs are ..."

4. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1906)
"153 15° 15° 150 M7 146 146 145 143 140 140 138 137 137 136 135 '35 134 133 132 I31 131 130 Eye black with bronze or silvery 15 lateral line present 73 ..."

5. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1907)
"This grouping of the sense-organs of the lateral line system in Amphiuma I find to ... As in Amphibia in general so in Amphiuma the lateral line organs are ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The lateral-line organs of fishes have been supposed to be organs of equilibration. Lee has shown that when the central end of the cut lateral-line nerve in ..."

7. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"condition of the lateral line is seen in the sharks and chimaeras, in which fishes it appears as a series of channels in or under the skin. ..."

8. A Treatise on Comparative Embryology by Francis Maitland Balfour (1885)
"The mucous canals of the head and the ampullae are formed from the mucous layer of the epidermis in a manner very similar to the lateral line ; but the ..."

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