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lateral-line system[′lad·ə·rəl ‚līn ‚sis·təm]
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.
In contrast, dashing swimmers in rushing water carry most of their neuromasts in their lateral-line systems