crista acustica

noun

crista acus·​ti·​ca
-əˈküstə̇kə
plural cristae acusticae
-tə̇ˌkē,
-ˌsē,
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
: an auditory organ on the fore tibia of certain insects (as most grasshoppers)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, literally, acoustic crest

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“Crista acustica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crista%20acustica. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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