Term: neuromast hair cell stereocilium bundle
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Name: neuromast hair cell
Synonyms: neuromast hair cells
Definition: Neuromast hair cell is a hair cell that acts as a sensory receptor of the neuromast; it is morphologically polarized as a result of the relative position of the single kinocilium and the clusters of stereocilia on its apical surface.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009367]
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