Term: lateral crista kinocilium
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Name: lateral crista
Synonyms: lateral crista ampullaris, lateral cristae, lateral semicircular canal sensory patch, lateral semicircular canal sensory patches, lc, medial crista
Definition: Patch of thickened, pseudostratified epithelium that is associated with the lateral semicircular canal. It consists of regular arrays of sensory hair cells interspersed with supporting cells. The lateral crista has its own characteristic shape and polarity pattern. (See Anatomical Atlas entry for sensory patches of the ear by T. Whitfield.)
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000166]
Name: kinocilium
Synonyms:
Definition: A nonmotile primary cilium that is found at the apical surface of auditory receptor cells. The kinocilium is surrounded by actin-based stereocilia.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0060091]   QuickGO   AmiGO