OBO ID: ZFA:0007000
Term Name: macula saccule Search Ontology:
  • saccular macula
Definition: Portion of tissue that is a patch of thickened, pseudostratified epithelium in the inner ear, consisting of regular arrays of sensory hair cells interspersed with supporting cells. The macula saccule senses linear acceleration and gravity. In juveniles the macula saccule is oriented vertically in a plane running along the anterioposterior body axis. It covers the medial wall of the saccule along most of its length. (1)
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • TAO:0007000
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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