lateral-line system


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lateral-line system

[′lad·ə·rəl ‚līn ‚sis·təm]
(vertebrate zoology)
The complex of lateral-line end organs and nerves in skin on the sides of many fishes and amphibians.
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With a sense modeled on the lateral-line system, but which would function as well in air as under water, robots might for example move safely among crowds of people.