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OBO ID: GO:0032420
Term Name: stereocilium Search Ontology:
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Definition: An actin-based protrusion from the apical surface of auditory and vestibular hair cells and of neuromast cells. These protrusions are supported by a bundle of cross-linked actin filaments (an actin cable), oriented such that the plus (barbed) ends are at the tip of the protrusion, capped by a tip complex which bridges to the plasma. Bundles of stereocilia act as mechanosensory organelles. (2)
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Ontology: GO: Cellular Component   QuickGO   AmiGO
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