noun, plural cris·tae [kris-tee] /ˈkrɪs ti/. Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of crista
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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
A muscular ridge, called the crista terminalis, corresponding to the sulcus terminalis on the exterior.
Linnæus distinguishes the tree which furnishes the Brazil wood by the name of Cæsalpinia crista.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The crista intermedia joins the laminae superior and inferior and joins them for a short distance to the septum nasi medially.
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