Term: semicircular canal hair cell
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Name: semicircular canal
Synonyms: scc, semicircular canals, semicircular duct
Definition: Fluid-filled semicircular tubes, arranged orthogonally to each other in the inner ear. Each canal is associated with a crista that detects angular accelerations. (See Anatomical Atlas entry for semicircular canals by T. Whitfield.)
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000431]
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]