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Sensory hair   /sˈɛnsəri hɛr/   Listen
Sensory hair

A long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat.  Synonyms: vibrissa, whisker.

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"Sensory hair" Quotes from Famous Books

... There is no cochlea as in the mammalian ear. The assumption commonly made is that vibrations in the water or air by direct contact cause the tympanic membrane to vibrate; this in turn causes a movement of the columella, which is transmitted to the perilymphatic fluid of the inner ear. The sensory hair cells are disturbed by the movements of the otoliths in the endolymph, and thus an impulse is originated in the auditory nerve which results in a sensation more or less resembling our auditory sensation. It is quite ...
— Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 • Various

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