stereocilium

noun

ste·​reo·​cil·​i·​um -ˈsil-ē-əm How to pronounce stereocilium (audio)
plural stereocilia -ē-ə How to pronounce stereocilium (audio)
: a specialized microvillus that superficially resembles a cilium and projects from the surface of certain cells (as the auditory hair cells and the superficial epithelial cells of the epididymis) see kinocilium

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“Stereocilium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/stereocilium. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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