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tuft

 [tuft]
a small clump, cluster, or coil.

tuft

(tŭft),
A cluster, clump, or bunch, as of hairs.

tuft

(tuft) a small clump or cluster; a coil.

tuft

Etymology: Fr, touffe, a tuft
an object resembling a tassle, such as a tuft of hair.

tuft (toothbrush),

n part of the toothbrush head, refers to the small, individual clusters of bristles that proceed from a single opening.

tuft

a small clump or cluster; a coil.

tuft cell
malpighian tuft
renal glomerulus.
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The subepithelial cell bodies of the two sensory neurons of dendritic group 1 are sandwiched between the large, subepithelial cell bodies of the lateral tuft cells (Figs.
The apices of dendrites within groups 5 and 6 are located to either side of the ciliary tuft cells (Fig.
Positive identification of this neuron is facilitated by the fact that its dendrite has a stereotypical location relative to that of the distinctive ampullary neuron and the lateral ciliary tuft cells (Fig.
Chia and Koss (1984) have proposed that in Rostanga the internal ciliary bundles of the ampullary cells have a role in vibration or pressure detection, the long numerous cilia of the ciliary tuft cells act as distance chemoreceptors, and the short curly cilia of the para-ampullary cells act as contact chemoreceptors.