lateral line

noun

Definition of lateral line

: a canal along the side of a fish containing pores that open into tubes supplied with sense organs sensitive to low vibrations also : one of these tubes or sense organs

Examples of lateral line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to an environmental impact statement (EIS) released this month by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, the firm seeks to construct a 36-mile lateral line from a tie-in at Holden to the power plant north of Delta. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Nov. 2021 That is, their vision works in concert with their other senses, in this case a fish organ known as the lateral line. Matt Simon, Wired, 13 Jan. 2021 Fish have a lateral line filled with nerve endings to detect noises and vibrations made by both predators and prey. Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2020 That doesn't rule out the researchers giving the Bluebot a multimodal way of sensing the world—for instance, with a robotic version of the lateral line. Matt Simon, Wired, 13 Jan. 2021 Fish have a lateral line filled with nerve endings to detect noises and vibrations made by both predators and prey. Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2020 Fish have a lateral line filled with nerve endings to detect noises and vibrations made by both predators and prey. Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2020 Fish have a lateral line filled with nerve endings to detect noises and vibrations made by both predators and prey. Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2020 Fish have a lateral line filled with nerve endings to detect noises and vibrations made by both predators and prey. Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of lateral line

1752, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lateral line was in 1752

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7 Dec 2021

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“Lateral line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lateral%20line. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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