hair cell

noun

Definition of hair cell

: a cell with hairlike processes especially : one of the sensory cells in the auditory epithelium of the organ of Corti

Examples of hair cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But these hair cells are neither an inner nor an outer hair cell. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 9 May 2022 But nothing is available to replace damaged hair cells, which have a role in clarifying sound and improving speech intelligibility. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2019 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, any noise louder than 120 decibels can immediately damage the tiny hair cells that help turn vibrations into what our brains perceive as sound. Jessica Boddy, Popular Science, 3 Feb. 2020 Understanding how stress affects stem cell populations, which seed all of the cells in the body, from skin cells to blood cells and hair cells, could provide clues about how to cope better under stress and perhaps even age in a more healthy way. Time, 22 Jan. 2020 But nothing is available to replace damaged hair cells, which help clarify sound and improve speech intelligibility. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, 23 July 2019 Even hair cells, for instance, divide at a particular time each evening, Panda has found. Quanta Magazine, 15 Sep. 2015 Produce is rich in antioxidants, which can help prevent damage to hair cells in the inner ear. Meghan Rabbitt, Woman's Day, 27 Mar. 2019 That system operates as the body’s balance organ; its three semicircular canals are filled with fluid and tiny hair cells that sense in which direction the body is moving. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, 15 Aug. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of hair cell

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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hair cell

noun

Medical Definition of hair cell

: a cell with hairlike processes especially : one of the sensory cells in the auditory epithelium of the organ of Corti

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