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  • n. A special type of cilium on the apex of hair cells, located in the sensory epithelium of the vertebrate inner ear and involved in the senses of movement and hearing.

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  • Hair cell deflections toward the kinocilium generate greater depolarizations than comparable deflections away from the kinocilium generate hyperpolarizations.

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