- a crest or ridge.
Origin of crista
1840–50; < Latin: a crest, tuft, comb
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Examples from the Web for crista
He has the os cribriforme and the crista galli, which the monkeys have not.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
The crista acustica would seem to be developed from the cells of the lower part of the front vesicle of the brain.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
The ventral aponeurosis inserts on a crista immediately below the insertion of the dorsal aponeurosis.Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves
Robert L. Merz
This term was crista, derived from the resemblance of the ornament to the comb of a cock.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology
Charles K. Dillaway
Linnæus distinguishes the tree which furnishes the Brazil wood by the name of Cæsalpinia crista.
- biology a structure resembling a ridge or crest, such as that formed by folding of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion
C20: from Latin: crest
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- A ridge, crest, or elevated line projecting from a level or evenly rounded surface.
- One of the inward projections or folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion.
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- Any of the folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion. See more at mitochondrion.
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