(In insects) denoting sense organs that are responsive to mechanical and sound vibrations.
- The anterior mVAC accommodates afferent terminals from other chordotonal organs that have retained their proprioceptive function.
- By contrast, in embryos from the fru sat line, no ß-galactosidase-positive cells were found in the embryonic CNS, and only the chordotonal neurons in the PNS were labeled.
- The sensory cells are organized into five external fields of campaniform sensilla and one internal chordotonal organ.
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