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crista

[ kris-tuh ]
/ ˈkrɪs tə /
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noun, plural cris·tae [kris-tee]. /ˈkrɪs ti/. Anatomy, Zoology.
a crest or ridge.
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Origin of crista

1840–50; <Latin: a crest, tuft, comb
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British Dictionary definitions for crista

crista
/ (ˈkrɪstə) /

noun plural -tae (-tiː)
biology a structure resembling a ridge or crest, such as that formed by folding of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion

Word Origin for crista

C20: from Latin: crest
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Scientific definitions for crista

crista
[ krĭstə ]

Plural cristae (krĭs)
Any of the folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion. See more at mitochondrion.
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