[kris-tuh] /ˈkrɪs tə/

noun, plural cristae
[kris-tee] /ˈkrɪs ti/ (Show IPA). Anatomy, Zoology.
a crest or ridge.
noun (pl) -tae (-tiː)
(biology) a structure resembling a ridge or crest, such as that formed by folding of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion

crista cris·ta (krĭs’tə)
n. pl. cris·tae (-tē)

Plural cristae (krĭs’tē)
Any of the folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion. See more at mitochondrion.


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