neu·​ro·​mast | \ ˈn(y)u̇rəˌmast \
plural -s

Definition of neuromast

: 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

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Other Words from neuromast

neuromastic \ ¦⸗⸗¦mastik \ adjective

History and Etymology for neuromast

neur- + Greek mastos hillock, breast

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“Neuromast.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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