cream in a food, a cream sauce, or the topping on a dessert or espresso coffee, esp. tan-colored foam that forms on top of an espresso shot as a result of the brewing process
The crema is composed of minuscule air bubbles composed of espresso film and forms a “cap” that protects the espresso proper from being exposed to the air.
[kri-meynz] /krɪˈmeɪnz/ plural noun 1. the ashes of a cremated corpse. noun The remains of a cremated body (1990s+)
[kri-mas-ter] /krɪˈmæs tər/ noun 1. Entomology. a usually hooklike process on the posterior tip of a chrysalis, for attaching the pupa to a stem, twig, etc. 2. Anatomy. the suspensory muscle of the testis.
- Cremasteric artery
cremasteric artery n. An artery with origin in the inferior epigastric artery, with distribution to the coverings of the spermatic cord, and with anastomoses to the external pudendal, spermatic, and perineal arteries. Also called external spermatic artery.
- Cremasteric reflex
cremasteric reflex n. A drawing up of the scrotum and the testicle in response to scratching of the skin over Scarpa’s triangle or on the inner side of the thigh on the same side of the body.