hair cell

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hair cell

n.
A cell with hairlike processes, especially one of the sensory epithelial cells present in the organ of Corti.

hair′ cell`


n.
an epithelial cell having hairlike processes, as that of the organ of Corti.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.hair cell - a sensory epithelial cell present in the organ of Cortihair cell - a sensory epithelial cell present in the organ of Corti
epithelial cell - one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium
organ of Corti - the hearing organ of the inner ear; contains receptors that respond to sound waves