ampulla of Lorenzini

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 and Etymology of ampulla of lorenzini

Stefano Lorenzini fl1678 Italian physician

First Known Use: 1892

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