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cris·ta

 (krĭs′tə)
n. pl. cris·tae (-tē)
1. Anatomy A crest or ridge, as on the top of a bone.
2. Biology One of the inward projections or folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion.

[Latin; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

crista

(ˈkrɪstə)
n, pl -tae (-tiː)
(Biology) biology a structure resembling a ridge or crest, such as that formed by folding of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion
[C20: from Latin: crest]

cris•ta

(ˈkrɪs tə)

n., pl. -tae (-tē). Anat., Zool.
a crest or ridge.
[1840–50; < Latin: a crest, tuft, comb]

cris·ta

(krĭs′tə)
Plural cristae (krĭs′tē)
One of the folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion. See more at mitochondrion.
Translations

cris·ta

n. cresta, proyección.
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19) Kinoshita and Tomiyama showed that direct injection of the antigen into the endolymphatic sac region of guinea pigs caused expression of MPO at the endolymphatic sac, organ of Corti, and crista ampullaris.
loss of hair cells and degeneration of the crista ampullaris of the semicircular canals) and by the observation of in vivo electrophysiologic changes during auditory brainstem-evoked response testing, electrocochleography, and otoacoustic reflex testing.