Bill Dyche March 1, 2011Anatomy word of the month: crista galli The “cock’s comb” is a wedge of bone found on the anterior floor inside of the skull in the midline. The meninges (protective membranes surrounding the brain) are anchored anteriorly at this point. The Latin name for the group of animals including chickens and turkeys is galliformes. Those imaginative ancient anatomists thought that the vertical, curved wedge of bone resembled the comb on a rooster’s head. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.