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crista

noun cris·ta \ˈkris-tə\
plural cris·tae \-ˌtē, -ˌtī\

Definition of CRISTA

:  any of the inwardly projecting folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion

Origin of CRISTA

New Latin, from Latin, crest — more at crest
First Known Use: 1959

Rhymes with CRISTA

Medical Dictionary

crista

noun cris·ta \ˈkris-tə\
plural cris·tae \-ˌtē, -ˌtī\

Medical Definition of CRISTA

1
:  one of the areas of specialized sensory epithelium in the ampullae of the semicircular canals of the ear serving as end organs for the vestibular sense—called also crista ampullaris
2
:  a membranous spiral fold running the length of the body of certain spirochetes
3
:  an elevation of the surface of a bone for the attachment of a muscle or tendon
4
:  any of the inwardly projecting folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion

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