C-mormyromast


C-mormyromast
electroreceptor (an organ which detects the presence of an electric current)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • mormyromast — one of an innervated group of cells in a round capsule at the end of a jelly filled tube opening to the skin surface of Gymnarchidae and Mormyridae; electric sense organs. Also called snout organs or multicellular glands …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • mormyromast — noun A tuberous electroreceptor organ found in the skin of weakly electric fish of the family Mormyridae from Africa which is specialized for electrolocation of objects …   Wiktionary

  • Knollenorgan — is the name given to an electroreceptor found in the skin of weakly electric fish of the family Mormyridae from Africa. It was first described by V. Franz (1920), a German anatomist who was unaware of its function. They are named after Knolle ,… …   Wikipedia

  • multicellular gland — an innervated group of cells in a round capsule at the end of a jelly filled tube opening to the skin surface of Gymnarchidae and Mormyridae; electric sense organ. Also called snout organ or mormyromast …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • snout organ — an innervated group of cells in a round capsule at the end of a jelly filled tube opening to the skin surface of Gymnarchidae and Mormyridae; electric sense organ. Also called mormyromast or multicellular gland …   Dictionary of ichthyology


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