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macula of saccule

 

Definition: the oval neuroepithelial sensory receptor in the anterior wall of the saccule; hair cells of the neuroepithelium support the statoconial membrane and have terminal arborizations of vestibular nerve fibers around their bodies.

Synonym(s): macula sacculiTA, saccular spot

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