lateral-line organ

lateral-line organ

[′lad·ə·rəl ‚līn ‚ȯr·gən]
(vertebrate zoology)
A small, pear-shaped sense organ in the skin of many fishes and amphibians that is sensitive to pressure changes in the surrounding water.
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"It's not just that it describes a different quality of reality, but also that in place of just two eyes or ears this sense is fed by many discrete lateral-line organs, each of which in turn is composed of several neuromasts.