stereocilium

[ ster-ee-uh-sil-ee-uh m, steer- ]
/ ˌstɛr i əˈsɪl i əm, ˌstɪər- /

noun, plural ster·e·o·cil·i·a [ster-ee-uh-sil-ee-uh, steer-] /ˌstɛr i əˈsɪl i ə, ˌstɪər-/. 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.

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Origin of stereocilium

From New Latin; see origin at stereo-, cilium
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