sensory hair


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sensory hair a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat
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In literature:

Villus: a short, hair-like or papillate process on the surface of certain absorbent and sensory organs.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
That the last remaining hairs of the Cetacea are found upon the muzzle, is perhaps significant of the importance of these sensory bristles.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard

In news:

Patent Picks— Natural and Sensory- Enhanced Hair Straightening, Skin Actives, Device-guided Regimens and More.
Patent Picks— Natural and Sensory-Enhanced Hair Straightening, Skin Actives, Device- guided Regimens and More.

In science:

The cochlea of the inner ear contains about 16000 specialized sensory cells, called hair cells, which are able to detect sounds at a range of frequencies from 50H z to 40000Hz.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale