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Definition of the noun hair cell

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noun

  1. a sensory epithelial cell present in the organ of Corti
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic term: epithelial cell = one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium
    • part of: organ of Corti = the hearing organ of the inner ear

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Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development (2017)

by Hopkins, Brian and Geangu, Elena and Linkenauger, Sally

Typical cochlear hearing loss occurs where there is damage to the outer hair cells, although inner hair cell damage can also occur. The main consequence of outer hair cell damage is a reduced ability to hear quiet sounds. However, typical ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell & Molecular Biology (2007)

by John M. Lackie

cochlear hair cell The sound-sensing cell of the inner ear.

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

A mammalian hair cell responds along its axis of maximum sensitivity to movements of its tip of 100 picometres (trillionths of a metre, about the same distance as the diameter of some atoms), but is totally insensitive to movement along the ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

For frequencies less than about 3000 Hz, the inner hair cell receptor potential has DEPOLARIZATION and HYPERPOLARIZATION half-periods that are phase- locked to upward and downward motions of the basilar membrane, respectively.

Google previewThe Five Senses and Beyond: The Encyclopedia of Perception (2016)

The Encyclopedia of Perception by Jennifer L. Hellier

Within one of the cavities is the organ of Corti, which contains specialized sensory receptors called hair cell receptors. These hair cells convert sound waves into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain to be interpreted into sound.

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Robert Hine

hair cell A cell that is equipped with hairlike cilia and specialized for detecting movement of the surrounding medium, whether water or air; hence, it transduces mechanical stimuli into electrical stimuli, in the form of nerve impulses in ...

Google previewCompact American Medical Dictionary (1998)

A Concise and Up-to-date Guide to Medical Terms by Houghton Mifflin Company

hair cell n. A cell with hairlike processes, especially one of the sensory epithelial cells present in the spiral organ. hair follicle n. A deep natrow pit that is formed by the tubulat invagination of ...

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