ampulla of Lorenzini

ampulla of Lorenzini

[am′pu̇l·ə əv ‚lȯ·rent′zē‚nē]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of the cutaneous receptors in the head region of elasmobranchs; thought to have a thermosensory function.
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Physiology of the ampulla of Lorenzini, the electroreceptor of elasmobranchs.