Term: hair cell anterior macula stereocilium
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Name: hair cell anterior macula
Synonyms: sensory hair cells anterior macula
Definition: Specialized neuronal receptor cells of the anterior macula. (Also see Anatomical Atlas entry for hair cells by T. Whitfield.)
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000678]
Name: stereocilium
Synonyms:
Definition: An actin-based protrusion from the apical surface of auditory and vestibular hair cells and of neuromast cells. These protrusions are supported by a bundle of cross-linked actin filaments (an actin cable), oriented such that the plus (barbed) ends are at the tip of the protrusion, capped by a tip complex which bridges to the plasma. Bundles of stereocilia act as mechanosensory organelles.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0032420]   QuickGO   AmiGO