stereo cilium


[ster-ee-uh-sil-ee-uhm, steer-]
noun, plural stereocilia [ster-ee-uh-sil-ee-uh, steer-] . Anatomy.
any of the long, flexible microvilli that superficially resemble cilia and occur as a brush border or series of tufts on the surface of various epithelial tissues.

< Neo-Latin; see stereo-, cilium Unabridged
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