Term: hair cell stereocilium tip
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Name: hair cell
Synonyms: hair cells
Definition: Hair cell is a mechanoreceptor cell that is sensitive to movement of the hair-like projections (stereocilia and kinocilia) which relay the information centrally in the nervous system.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009366]
Name: stereocilium tip
Synonyms:
Definition: A distinct compartment at the tip of a stereocilium, distal to the site of attachment to the apical cell surface. It consists of a dense matrix bridging the barbed ends of the stereocilium actin filaments with the overlying plasma membrane, is dynamic compared to the shaft, and is required for stereocilium elongation.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0032426]   QuickGO   AmiGO