kinocilium

noun
ki·​no·​cil·​i·​um | \ ˌkī-nō-ˈsil-ē-əm How to pronounce kinocilium (audio) \
plural kinocilia\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce kinocilia (audio) \

Medical Definition of kinocilium

: a motile cilium especially : one that occurs alone at the end of a sensory hair cell of the inner ear among numerous nonmotile stereocilia

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