lateral line

  1. sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water
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  • Two to three scales bear a pore behind the inversion line until the lateral line ends at a caudal fin ray.
  • When this meets some other object, the fish by means of its lateral line can detect the change.
  • Support is legally prescribed and required along descent, ascent, and collateral lines.
  • For example, the trout of Gance Creek, a small tributary to the North Fork Humboldt River, average only 126 scales along the lateral line, as is typical of coastal rainbow trout. Trout and Salmon of North America
  • It does make sense that the lateral line would be adversely affected by prolonged exposure to unusually high voltage.
  • A mark called the subdorsal or lateral line is an excellent guide for this. Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling a
  • The line from him to his eldest son and then to his eldest son represents the main line of kinship, while other lines represent collateral lines.
  • A major consequence of this was the drastic reduction of the casato's collateral lines (and, in the long run, the demographic decline of the aristocracy).
  • The scales may be cycloid, ctenoid, or absent and the lateral line is absent.
  • A broad macadamized road, leading south from Williamsport, Maryland, to Lexington, Virginia, was built at an early day to connect the interior of the latter State with the Chesapeake and Ohio canal, and along this road are situated the principal towns and villages of the Shenandoah Valley, with lateral lines of communication extending to the mountain ranges on the east and west. She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories
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