crista galli

[ gălī′ ]

n.

The triangular midline process of the ethmoid bone extending upward from the cribriform plate and giving attachment to the falx cerebri.

Nearby words

  1. crissa,
  2. crissal,
  3. crisscross,
  4. crissum,
  5. crista,
  6. cristate,
  7. cristina,
  8. cristobal,
  9. cristobalite,
  10. cristophe


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