[kri-mas-ter] /krɪˈmæs tər/
Entomology. a usually hooklike process on the posterior tip of a chrysalis, for attaching the pupa to a stem, twig, etc.
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.
- Cremaster muscle
cremaster muscle cre·mas·ter muscle (krə-mās’tər, krē-) n. A muscle with origin from the internal oblique and inguinal ligament, with insertion into the cremasteric fascia and pubic tubercle, with nerve supply from the genitofemoral nerve, and whose action raises the testicle. In the male, the muscle envelops the spermatic cord and the testis; in the female, […]
[kree-meyt] /ˈkri meɪt/ verb (used with object), cremated, cremating. 1. to reduce (a dead body) to ashes by fire, especially as a funeral rite. 2. to consume by fire; burn. /krɪˈmeɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to burn up (something, esp a corpse) and reduce to ash v. 1874, a back-formation from cremation. Related: Cremated; cremating.