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(invertebrate zoology)
The bristlelike or hairlike structure in many organisms, especially at or near the tip of the antenna of many Diptera.
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in plants, the thin, pointed, sometimes thorny or feathery process on the apex or back of an inferior flowering glume or, less frequently, of the glume of many cereals. An arista may be straight, bent, or spirally twisted (in Stipa and Avena). It plays an important role in the dissemination of cereal grains by the wind or animals.

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The music players and digital media should appear this summer, by which time consumers can expect to purchase pre-recorded music by some of their favorite Arista Records artists.
At the time Adema signed with Arista Records, after a full-bore bidding war between the major labels, the band never had performed together live.
Arista Records re-released Whitney Houston's wildly popular rendition of"The Star Spangled Banner" which shot to the top of the charts instantly--with proceeds aiding New York firefighters and police.
Highly sought after by record labels that held good old-fashioned wars in her honour, Alicia signed to Arista Records in 1998.
Regarded as one of the premier R&B voices of all time, earning the nickname, "The Mouth of The South," Simon chalked up 35 pop hits in his career, all of which are included in this collection which includes liner notes by noted author, Grammy nominee producer and former A&R executive for Verve, Columbia and Arista Records, Mitchell Cohen.
By 10 she was writing her own songs and she quickly progressed from her bedroom to singing whenever and wherever she could - from gospel music in church to country music at fairs - until she was discovered by Arista Records.
EIGHTIES duo Tears For Fears' Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal have signed a new deal with RCA's Arista Records and will release their first album together in 14 years this November.
When the joint venture between Bad Boy and BMG's Arista Records was terminated in June, Combs retained complete control of his platinum artist roster, which includes Faith Evans, and of course, P.
LA Reid, president of TLC's label Arista Records, said: 'No words can possibly express the sorrow and sadness I feel for this most devastating loss.
A slew of acts, from Britney Spears to Paul McCartney, will donate money earned from concerts; Michael Jackson is working on a "We Are the World"-style single to support victims and their families; and Arista Records has re-released Whitney Houston's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" and is donating the proceeds from all sales.