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CROSS-SPECIES ANATOMY - ANNOTATIONS

The Basic subset of the UBERON integrated, cross-species anatomy ontology is downloaded weekly from http://berkeleybop.org/ontologies/uberon/basic.obo. For more information about this ontology see the "About" page on the UBERON website at http://uberon.github.io/about.html.

Term:tectorial membrane of cochlea
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Definition:The overlaying membrane of the cochlear duct, an extracellular matrix of the inner ear that contacts the stereocilia bundles of specialized sensory hair cells; sound induces movement of these hair cells relative to the tectorial membrane, deflects the stereocilia, and leads to fluctuations in hair cell membrane potential, transducing sound into electrical signals[MP,modified].
Comment:[taxon-note] "in some squamate lineages, the tectorial membrane may not cover the whole cochlear duct/papilla. In some lineages, the tectorial membrane is divided into units called sallets[ISBN:9780387714691]"
Synonyms:exact_synonym: tectorial membrane;   tectorial membrane of spiral organ of cochlea
 xref: EMAPA:35851;   FMA:75805;   GAID:876;   MA:0001199;   MESH:D013680;   NCI:C33740;   SCTID:368960006;   UMLS:C0039432;   UMLS:C1184928;   Wikipedia:Tectorial_membrane_(cochlea);   birnlex:2531



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        anatomical structure 0
          ectoderm-derived structure 0
            tectorial membrane of cochlea 0
              Kimura membrane 0
              sallet 0
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          multicellular anatomical structure 0
            multicellular organism 0
              embryo 0
                embryonic structure 0
                  embryonic tissue 0
                    germ layer / neural crest 0
                      germ layer 0
                        ectoderm 0
                          ectoderm-derived structure 0
                            non-neural ectoderm 0
                              preplacodal ectoderm 0
                                neurogenic placode 0
                                  dorsolateral placode 0
                                    otic placode 0
                                      otic pit 0
                                        ear vesicle 0
                                          internal ear 0
                                            membranous labyrinth 0
                                              cochlear labyrinth 0
                                                cochlear duct of membranous labyrinth 0
                                                  tectorial membrane of cochlea 0
                                                    Kimura membrane 0
                                                    sallet 0
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