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.

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]

kinocilium

/ki·no·cil·i·um/ (ki″no-sil´e-um) pl. kinocil´ia   a motile, protoplasmic filament on the free surface of a cell.
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Kinocilia and stereocilia on hair cells of the macula utriculi.

kin·o·cil·i·um

(kin'ō-sil'ē-ŭm)
A cilium, usually motile, having nine peripheral double microtubules and two single central ones.

kinocilium

pl. kinocilia; a motile, protoplasmic filament on the free surface of a cell.
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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.
Although the kinocilium is a true cilium, with the familiar 9 + 2 arrangement of microtubule doublets, stereocilia are actin-based.