cuticular plate

cuticular plate

a firm laminar structure in the organ of Corti to which the apical ends of the cochlear hair cells are attached and through which their stereocilia project.
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Textbooks, she said, describe the roots of the stereocilia ending in the cuticular plate.
missing) if no stereocilia and cuticular plate were observed.
These hardened cuticular plates, acting as deflectors, are located just outside the opening of the reaction chamber, and give directional control to the discharge by changing their angle of deflection.
In insects which feed on solid food, the inner wall of the proventriculus becomes armed with strong cuticular plates or teeth which grind the food (Snodgrass 1935).