Term: auditory receptor cell ciliary basal body
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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: ciliary basal body
Synonyms: basal body, cilial basal body, cilium basal body, microtubule basal body
Definition: A membrane-tethered, short cylindrical array of microtubules and associated proteins found at the base of a eukaryotic cilium (also called flagellum) that is similar in structure to a centriole and derives from it. The cilium basal body is the site of assembly and remodelling of the cilium and serves as a nucleation site for axoneme growth. As well as anchoring the cilium, it is thought to provide a selective gateway regulating the entry of ciliary proteins and vesicles by intraflagellar transport.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0036064]   QuickGO   AmiGO