stereocilium

(= stereocilia (plural)) Microfilament bundle-supported projection, several microns long, from the apical surface of sensory epithelial cells (hair cells) in inner ear: like a microvillus, but larger. It is stiff and may act as a transducer directly, or merely restrict the movement of the sensory cilium (which does have an axoneme). Also described
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stereocilium

<cell biology> Microfilament bundle supported projection, several microns long, from the apical surface of sensory epithelial cells hair cells) in inner ear: like a microvillus, but larger. It is stiff and may act as a transducer directly or merely restrict the movement of the sensory cilium which does have an axoneme). ... Also described on
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stereocilium

(from the article `ear, human`) ...cells, as well as a basement membrane, nerve fibres and nerve endings, and underlying connective tissue. The sensory cells are called hair cells ... ...of the protein actin, which imparts stiffness to structures in which it is found. The hair cell is capped by a dense cuticular plate, composed of ... ...
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stereocilium

Type: Term Pronunciation: ster′ē-ō-sil′ē-ŭm, -ă Definitions: 1. A nonmotile long microvillus.
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