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crest

 [krest]
a projection, or projecting structure or ridge, especially one surmounting a bone or its border.
alveolar crest alveolar ridge.
ampullar crest (ampullary crest) the most prominent part of a localized thickening of the membrane that lines the ampullae of the semicircular ducts, covered with neuroepithelium containing endings of the vestibular nerve.
dental crest the maxillary ridge passing along the alveolar processes of the fetal maxillary bones.
iliac crest the thickened, expanded upper border of the ilium.
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CREST

(krest),
[TA] Acronym for calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal motility disorders, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia. See: CREST syndrome.

crest

(krest), [TA]
1. A ridge, especially a bony ridge.
See also: crista.
2. The ridge of the neck of a male animal, especially of a stallion or bull.
3. Feathers on the top of a bird's head, or fin rays on the top of a fish's head.
Synonym(s): crista [TA]
[L. crista]
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crest

(krĕst)
n.
A projection or ridge, especially of bone.
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CREST

Abbreviation for:
Calcinosis Raynaud Esophagus Sclerosis Teleangiectasia
Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stent
Clinical Resource Efficiency Support Team (Medspeak-UK)
Cocaine Rapid Efficacy Screening Trial
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crest

(krest) [TA]
A ridge, especially a bony ridge.
Synonym(s): crista [TA] .
[L. crista]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

crest

(krest) [TA]
A ridge, especially a bony ridge.
Synonym(s): crista [TA] .
[L. crista]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012