Term: neuromast hair cell ciliary transition zone
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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: ciliary transition zone
Synonyms: cilial transition zone, cilium transition zone, connecting cilium
Definition: A region of the cilium between the basal body and proximal segment that is characterized by Y-shaped assemblages that connect axonemal microtubules to the ciliary membrane. The ciliary transition zone appears to function as a gate that controls ciliary membrane composition and separates the cytosol from the ciliary plasm.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0035869]   QuickGO   AmiGO