Term: anterior crista stereocilium bundle
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Name: anterior crista
Synonyms: ac, anterior crista ampullaris, anterior cristae, anterior semicircular canal sensory patch, anterior semicircular canal sensory patches, rostral crista, ZFA:0000273
Definition: Patches of thickened, pseudostratified epithelium of the inner ear, consisting of regular arrays of sensory hair cells interspersed with supporting cells. Each patch has its own characteristic shape and polarity pattern. (See Anatomical Atlas entry for sensory patches of the ear by T. Whitfield.)
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000619]
Name: stereocilium bundle
Synonyms: stereocilia bundle
Definition: A bundle of cross-linked stereocilia, arranged around a kinocilium on the apical surface of a sensory hair cell (e.g. a neuromast, auditory or vestibular hair cell). Stereocilium bundles act as mechanosensory organelles by responding to fluid motion or fluid pressure changes.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0032421]   QuickGO   AmiGO