neuromast

noun neu·ro·mast \ˈn(y)u̇rəˌmast\

Definition of neuromast

plural

-s

  1. :  one of the characteristic sensory organs of the lateral lines of fishes and various other lower vertebrates consisting of a cluster of sensory cells connected with nerve fibers

neuromastic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of neuromast

neur- + Greek mastos hillock, breast


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