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neuromast

[noo r-uh-mast, nyoo r-]
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noun
  1. a group of innervated sensory cells occurring along the lateral line of fishes and aquatic amphibians.

Origin of neuromast

1910–15; neuro- + -mast < Greek mastós hillock, literally, breast
Related formsneu·ro·mas·tic, adjective
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