neuroepithelium cristae ampullaris

neuroepithelium of ampullary crest: the specialized epithelium of the ampullary crest of the labyrinth, containing vestibular hair cells that project into the cupula and serve as sensory receptors.

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  • crest — 1. A ridge, especially a bony ridge. SEE ALSO: crista. 2. The ridge of the neck of a male animal, especially of a stallion or bull. 3. Feathers on the top of a bird s head, or fin rays on the top of a fish s head. SYN: crista [TA]. [L. crista] …   Medical dictionary

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