Definition of neuromast in English:
A sensory organ of fishes and larval or aquatic amphibians, typically forming part of the lateral line system.
- The lateral line system of fishes and many amphibians comprises lines of mechanoreceptive neuromasts distributed over the head and trunk.
- The macular neuromast organs bear otoliths, as described above.
- Adult salamanders that feed in water possess both ampullary organs and neuromasts, and probably use both to direct their feeding strikes, in addition to visual, olfactory, and tactile cues.
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