the line, or system of lines, of sensory structures along the head and sides of fishes and amphibians, by which the animal is believed to detect water current and pressure changes and vibrations.
A series of tubelike canals along the head and sides of fish and some amphibians by which vibrations, as from water currents, and changes in pressure are detected.
- Lateral line system
noun 1. a system of sensory organs in fishes and aquatic amphibians consisting of a series of cells on the head and along the sides of the body that detect pressure changes and vibrations
noun, Phonetics. 1. See under (def 2). [lisp] /lɪsp/ noun 1. a speech defect consisting in pronouncing s and z like or nearly like the th- sounds of thin and this, respectively. 2. Phonetics. any unconventional articulation of the sibilants, as the pronunciation of s and z with the tongue between the teeth (lingual protrusion […]
- Lateral longitudinal stria
lateral longitudinal stria n. A thin longitudinal band of nerve fibers accompanied by gray matter located near each outer edge of the upper surface of the corpus callosum under the cingulate gyrus.
[lat-er-uh l] /ˈlæt ər əl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the side; situated at, proceeding from, or directed to a side: a lateral view. 2. pertaining to or entailing a position, office, etc., that is different but equivalent or roughly equivalent in status, as distinguished from a promotion or demotion: a lateral move. 3. […]