Term: saccule hair cell
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Name: saccule
Synonyms: sacculus
Definition: Otolith organ comprised of the macula saccule and sagitta. The lagena is part of the pars inferior. The saccule functions in the detection of sound and movement.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000428]
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]