kinocilium

noun

ki·​no·​cil·​i·​um ˌkī-nō-ˈsil-ē-əm How to pronounce kinocilium (audio)
plural kinocilia -ē-ə How to pronounce kinocilium (audio)
: 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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“Kinocilium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/kinocilium. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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