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Term: macula utricle auditory epithelial support cell
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: macula utricle
Synonyms: maculae utricle
Definition: Portion of tissue that is a patch of thickened, pseudostratified epithelium in the inner ear, consisting of regular arrays of sensory hair cells interspersed with supporting cells. The macula utricle senses linear acceleration and gravity. The macula utricle covers most of the floor of the utricle.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000030]
Name: auditory epithelial support cell
Synonyms: auditory support cell
Definition: A non-sensory cell that extends from the basement membrane to the apical surface of the auditory epithelium and provides support for auditory hair cells.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005244]