crista acustica

noun crista acus·ti·ca \-əˈküstə̇kə\

Definition of crista acustica

plural

cristae acusticae

\-tə̇ˌkē, -ˌsē, -ī\
  1. 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 labyrinthine sense

  2. 2 :  an auditory organ on the fore tibia of certain insects (as most grasshoppers)

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Origin and Etymology of crista acustica

New Latin, literally, acoustic crest


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