Definition of Crista

1. Noun. The internal compartments formed by the inner membrane of a mitochondrion, where many chemical reactions take place. ¹

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Definition of Crista

1. a part of a cell [n -TAE]

Medical Definition of Crista

1. Synonym: crest. Origin: L. Crest (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crista

criss-cross applesauce
crisscross heart
crista (current term)
crista ampullaris
crista arcuata cartilaginis arytenoideae
crista basilaris ductus cochlearis
crista buccinatoria
crista capitis costae
crista colli costae
crista conchalis
crista conchalis maxillae
crista conchalis ossis palatini
crista dentalis
crista dividens
crista ethmoidalis
crista ethmoidalis maxillae
crista ethmoidalis ossis palatini

Literary usage of Crista

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"Siebold's organ or the crista acustica.β€”On the outer face of the front branch of the large trachea of the leg there is a third ..."

2. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"The crista acustica of each semicircular canal is situated in that part of the ... Each crista acustica occurs as a transverse elevation or ridge across ..."

3. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1874)
"... see crista of Ilium β€” c. of the Pubis, see crista of the Pubis β€” c. of the Tibia, see crista of the Tibia β€” c. of the Urethra, see crista ..."

4. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1803)
"HYPNUM crista-castrensis. Ostrich-plume Feather-moss. ... 1387, which English botanists had mistaken for crista-castrensis. ..."

5. Mosses with a Hand-lens: A Non-technical Handbook of the More Common and by Abel Joel Grout (1905)
"H. crista-CASTRENSIS L., the Plume Moss, is common on decayed wood and stumps in cool moist woods in New England and New York, and probably throughout our ..."

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