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Meaning of stereocilium

ster•e•o•cil•i•um

Pronunciation: (ster"ē-u-sil'ē-um, stēr"-), [key]
— pl. -cil•i•a
  1. 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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