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kinocilium

 [ki″no-sil´e-um] (pl. kinocil´ia)
a motile, protoplasmic filament on the free surface of a cell.
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kin·o·cil·i·um

(kin'ō-sil'ē-ŭm),
A cilium, usually motile, having nine peripheral double microtubules and two single central ones.
[kino- + cilium]
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kin·o·cil·i·um

(kin'ō-sil'ē-ŭm)
A cilium, usually motile, having nine peripheral double microtubules and two single central ones.
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To visualize hair cells in the squid statocyst, we chose an antibody directed against acetylated alpha tubulin since acetylation is a common post-translational modification in stable microtubules, which make up kinocilia, and this antigen recognizes alpha tubulin in many species (Steyger et al., 1989; Perdiz et al., 2011).
Kinocilia of cells in the macula statica princeps were arranged in a semicircular pattern radiating from a dorsal midpoint.
The polarity of each cell was analyzed in those neuromasts in which each kinocilia and stereocilia could be clearly identified.
Cellular origins of kinocilia. stereocilia, and microvilli on tentacles of sea anemones of the genus Calliactis (Cnidaria: Anthozoa).