Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Crest

1. ridge or prominent feature, such as a ridge of tissue or tuft of hair.

2. osteologic landmark that is a thickened, ridgelike projection of bone for the attachment of muscle, e.g.sagittal crest. Cf.sagittal ridge.

3. any design, decoration, or identifying mark.

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