crista galli

noun
crista gal·​li | \ -ˈgal-ē How to pronounce crista galli (audio) , -ˈgȯ-lē How to pronounce crista galli (audio) \

Medical Definition of crista galli

: an upright process on the anterior portion of the cribriform plate to which the anterior part of the falx cerebri is attached

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