Term: auditory receptor cell stereocilium bundle
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Name: auditory receptor cell
Synonyms: auditory hair cell, auditory receptor cells
Definition: A mechanoreceptor cell located in the inner ear that is sensitive to auditory stimuli. The accessory sensory structures are arranged so that appropriate stimuli cause movement of the hair-like projections (stereocilia and kinocilia) which relay the information centrally in the nervous system.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009121]
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