[ noo r-uh-mast, nyoo r- ]
/ ˈnʊər əˌmæst, ˈnyʊər- /
a group of innervated sensory cells occurring along the lateral line of fishes and aquatic amphibians.
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Origin of neuromast
1910–15; neuro- + -mast < Greek mastós hillock, literally, breast
OTHER WORDS FROM neuromastneu·ro·mas·tic, adjective
Words nearby neuromast
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