Definitions for "Crista"
(1) One of the folds of the inner mitochondrial membrane. (2) A sensory structure in the inner ear.
a crest or ridged structure; a small elevation in the ampulla of each semicircular duct that serves as a receptor for dynamic equilibrium
A ridge-shaped collection of hair cells in the ampulla of a semicircular canal; the crista and cupula form a receptor complex sensitive to movement along the plane of the canal.