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neuromast

[ noor-uh-mast, nyoor- ]
/ ˈnʊər əˌmæst, ˈnyʊər- /
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noun
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 neuromast

neu·ro·mas·tic, adjective
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