crista

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: krĭsˈtə, IPA(key): /ˈkrɪstə/
  • Hyphenation: cris‧ta

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crista (plural cristae or cristæ)

  1. The internal compartments formed by the inner membrane of a mitochondrion, where many chemical reactions take place.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱripo- (head or facial hair). Cognate with crinis (hair), crispus (curly). Cognate with Albanian krip. Confer Ancient Greek κόρση (kórsē)

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Wikipedia en

crista f (genitive cristae); first declension

  1. (of a helmet) the crest, the plume
    Crista galeae.
    The plume of a helmet.
    Galea decora comanti cristae.
    An helmet decorated with a plumed crest.
  2. the comb or tuft on the head of animals (most frequently of a rooster or a cock)
    Illi surgunt cristae.
    He carries his head high.
    Crista galli.
    The comb of a rooster.
  3. the tuft of leaves on plants
    Crista foliorum.
    The tuft of the leaves.
  4. (anatomy) the clitoris

cristā

  1. ablative singular of crista

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative crista cristae
genitive cristae cristārum
dative cristae cristīs
accusative cristam cristās
ablative cristā cristīs
vocative crista cristae

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese crista, cresta, from Latin crista, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱripo- (head or facial hair).

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Noun[edit]

crista f (plural cristas)

  1. crest

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin crista. See also the doublet cresta.

Noun[edit]

crista f (plural cristas)

  1. crest (of a helmet)