neuromastic

neuromast

[noor-uh-mast, nyoor-]
noun
a group of innervated sensory cells occurring along the lateral line of fishes and aquatic amphibians.

Origin:
1910–15; neuro- + -mast < Greek mastós hillock, literally, breast

neuromastic, adjective
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