kinocilium


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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Most vertebrate vestibular hair cells are topped with a bundle of stereocilia of increasing length and extended kinocilium and a bipolarity with maximum activation when deflected toward the kinocilium.
In the hydrozoan man-o'-war Physalia, where the ultrastructure of the cnidoblast has been studied in detail (Cormier and Hessinger, 1980), the cnidocil complex is composed of a large, central kinocilium surrounded by a ring of inward-leaning stereocilia.
1959a), and a nematocyst with flaps by a flagellum called a kinocilium (Weill, 1934; Pantin, 1942; Westfall, 1965, 1966a, b; Mariscal, 1974a, b; Peteya, 1975; Westfall et al., 1998; it was referred to as a short cnidocil by Hwang et al., 2008).