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arista

(ə-rĭs′tə)
n. pl. aris·tae (-tē) or aris·tas
A bristlelike part or appendage, such as the awn of grains and grasses or the process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies.

a·ris′tate (-tāt) adj.

arista

  1. a bristle at the base of the antenna in insects. In some types, e.g. syrphids, it is larger than the rest of the antenna.
  2. a bristle-like structure in the flowering GLUMES of grasses (an AWN).

arista (ä·riˑ·st),

n Ayurvedic method of medicine preparation that uses natural fermentation, similar to arava. Instead of using herbal juice, however, the herbs are infused or decocted in water; to this aqueous extract are added jaggery (raw cane sugar) and dried forest-flame bush flowers (containing yeast). See also arava.
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Arginine.
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