Definition of acousticolateral in English:

acousticolateral

adjective

Zoology
  • Attributive Designating a system of nerves in fishes and many amphibians that conveys information to the brain from receptors in the inner ear and the lateral line; of or relating to this system.

Origin

Early 20th century. From acoustico- + lateral. Compare slightly earlier acousticolateralis.

Pronunciation:

acousticolateral

/əˌkuːstɪkə(ʊ)ˈlat(ə)rəl//əˌkuːstɪkə(ʊ)ˈlat(ə)r(ə)l/