How to use crista in a sentence
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
The variety crista has the ridges of the epidermis drawn into points, and is beautiful when seen by a magnifying glass.Our British Snails | John William Horsley
A narrow cartilaginous crista parotica is visible dorsally in some specimens.
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
The word crest appears to be derived from the Latin crista, the comb or tuft which grows upon the heads of many species of birds.The Curiosities of Heraldry | Mark Antony Lower
British Dictionary definitions for crista
biology a structure resembling a ridge or crest, such as that formed by folding of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion
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Scientific definitions for crista
Any of the folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion. See more at mitochondrion.
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