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" THE electric organs of the torpedo are placed on each side of the cranium and gills, reaching from thence to the semicircular cartilages of each great fin, and extending longitudinally from the anterior extremity of the animal to the transverse cartilage,... "
Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E ... - Page 125
by Encyclopaedia - 1845
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Medical and Philosophical Commentaries, Volume 2

1774 - 466 pages
...fituated on each fide of the cranium and gills, reaching from thence to the femicircular cartilage of each great fin, and extending longitudinally, from the anterior extremity of the animal, to the tranfverfe cartilage which divides the thorax from the abdomen. They confift wholly of perpendicular...
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A Complete Treatise on Electricity: In Theory and Practice with ..., Volume 2

Tiberius Cavallo - 1786 - 364 pages
...number, and placed one on each fide of the cranium and gills, reaching from thence to the femicircular cartilages of each great fin, and extending longitudinally...from. the anterior extremity of the animal to the tranfverfe cartilage which divides the thorax from the abdomen. In thofe places they fill up the whole...
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - 1803 - 630 pages
...has not been found to differ materially from the rest of the Rays. The electric organs are placed one on each side of the cranium and gills, reaching from...these limits they occupy the whole space between the s)dn of the upper and under surfaces. Each organ is attached to the surrounding parts by a close cellular...
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The Elements of Natural Or Experimental Philosophy: Illustrated ..., Volume 3

Tiberius Cavallo - 1803 - 638 pages
...placed one on each fide of the. cranium and gills, reaching from that place as far as the femicircular cartilages of each great fin, and extending longitudinally from the anterior extremity of the animal to the tranfverfe cartilage which, divides the thorax from the abdomen. In thofc places they fill up the whole...
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Amphibious animals

William Bingley - 1805 - 622 pages
...has not been found to differ materially from the rest of the Rays. The electric organs are placed one on each side of the cranium and gills, reaching from...and within these limits they occupy the whole space be* tween the skin of the upper and under surfaces. Each organ is attached to the surrounding parts...
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: From ..., Volume 13

Royal Society (Great Britain) - 1809 - 790 pages
...difference in the organ arising from difference in size, notice will be taken of it in this account. • The electric organs of the torpedo are placed on each...cartilage, which divides the thorax from the abdomen ; arid within these * Though diis paper has been reprinted in Mr. JH's Observations on die Animal Economy;...
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, Volume 5

William Nicholson - 1809 - 708 pages
...John Hunter. He states them " to be placed on each side of the cranium and gills, reaching thence to each great fin, and extending longitudinally from...cartilage which divides the thorax from the abdomen." From the whole description, it appears, that these organs, as Mr. Shaw observes, constitutes a pair...
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The British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 5

William Nicholson - 1809 - 684 pages
...states them " to be placed on each side of the cranium and gills, reaching thence to each great tin, and extending longitudinally from the anterior extremity...cartilage which divides the thorax from the abdomen." From the whole description, it appears, that these organs, as Mr. Shaw observes, constitutes a pair...
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British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 10

William Nicholson - 1821 - 376 pages
...John Hunter. He states them " to be placed on each side of the cranium and gills, reaching thence to each great fin, and extending longitudinally from...cartilage, which divides the thorax from the abdomen." From the whole description, it appears, that these organs, as Mr. Shaw observes, constitute a pair...
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A Natural History of All the Most Remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes ...

J. Macloc - 1820 - 348 pages
...materially from the rest of the rays: the electric, or benumbing organs, are placed one on each side of the gills, reaching from thence to the semicircular cartilages...each great fin, and extending longitudinally from the interior extremity of the animal to the transverse cartilage which divides the thorax from the abdomen:...
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