OUTER HAIR CELLS
\ˈa͡ʊtə hˈe͡ə sˈɛlz], \ˈaʊtə hˈeə sˈɛlz], \ˈaʊ_t_ə h_ˈeə s_ˈɛ_l_z]\
Definitions of OUTER HAIR CELLS
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Mechanoreceptors in the organ of Corti. In mammals the outer hair cells are arranged in three rows which are further from the modiolus than the single row of inner hair cells. The motile properties of the outer hair cells may contribute actively to tuning the sensitivity and frequency selectivity of the cochlea.
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- The act of interserting, or that which is interserted.