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ampulla of Lorenzini

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ampulla of Lo·ren·zi·ni \-ˌlȯr-ən-ˈzē-nē\

Definition of ampulla of Lorenzini

  1. :  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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