ampulla of Lorenzini


ampulla of Lo·ren·zi·ni

\-ˌlr-ən-ˈzē-nē\

Definition of AMPULLA OF LORENZINI

:  any of the pores on the snouts of marine sharks and rays that contain receptors highly sensitive to weak electric fields

Origin of AMPULLA OF LORENZINI

Stefano Lorenzini fl1678 Italian physician
First Known Use: 1898

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