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Sensory Hair

Definition of the noun sensory hair

What does sensory hair mean as a name of something?


  1. a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of sensory hair: vibrissa / whisker
    • more generic word: hair = a filamentous projection or process on an organism

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Google previewA Dictionary of Audiology (2016)

by Maryanne Maltby

The sensory organ in the cochlea, which sits along the entire length of the * basilar membrane and contains the sensory hair cells. There are three rows of outer hair cells and one row of inner hair cells. Within the organ of Corti, there is a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Millions of lives are affected by hearing and balance deficits that arise when sensory hair cells in the inner ear are killed by loud sounds, head trauma, infections, autoimmune disorders, and certain drugs. Those deficits permanently affect ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics (2014)

by Eric C.R. Reeve

Connexin 26, which is present in a number of inner ear cells, excluding the sensory hair cells (Kikuchi et al., 1995), has been proposed to be involved in potassium recycling, which is essential for the auditory transduction process. MYO7A ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

Sensory hair cells in compartments of the cochlea detect movements of the head through the shifting of fluid, granules, or other substances (depending upon the species) due to the force of inertia. The resulting impulses are transmitted to the ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

contains sensory hair cells attached to an overlying tectorial membrane (see illustration). When the basilar membrane vibrates the ...

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

The Encyclopedia of Perception by Jennifer L. Hellier

and a viscous fluid that are used to stimulate the sensory hair cells that line the saccule's epithelial layer. It is the bending of the ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (2000)

by Charles Taylor

sensory hair cells are embedded in a jellylike cupule (cup- shaped structure). When the head moves, the fluid in one or more of the canals moves and bends both the cupule and its hairs. The hair cells then send nerve impulses to the brain .

Google previewChambers's encyclopaedia (1900)

a dictionary of universal knowledge

epithelial jacket out of the opening of which the sensory hairs 1 6) project; e, the nerve passing to taste-bulb ; d, a sensory cell taken from a taste-bulb, showing the sensory hair and its flue nerve; t , a supporting cell. 76 TASTE TATE that, if a ...

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