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crypt

 [kript]
a blind pit or tube on a free surface.
anal c's furrows, with pouchlike recesses at the lower end, separating the rectal columns; called also anal sinuses.
c's of Lieberkühn intestinal glands on the surface of the intestinal mucous membrane.
c's of tongue deep, irregular invaginations from the surface of the lingual tonsil.
tonsillar c's epithelium-lined clefts in the palatine tonsils.

crypt

(kript), [TA]
A pitlike depression or tubular recess.
Synonym(s): crypta [TA]

crypt

(kript) a blind pit or tube on a free surface.
anal crypts  see under sinus.
bony crypt  the bony compartment surrounding a developing tooth.
enamel crypt  a space bounded by dental ledges on either side and usually by the enamel organ, and filled with mesenchyma.
crypts of Fuchs , crypts of iris pitlike depressions in the iris.
crypts of Lieberkühn  intestinal glands.
Luschka's crypts  deep indentations of the gallbladder mucosa which penetrate into the muscular layer of the organ.
crypt of Morgagni 
1. the lateral expansion of the urethra in the glans penis.
2. see anal sinuses.
synovial crypt  a pouch in the synovial membrane of a joint.
crypts of tongue  deep, irregular invaginations from the surface of the lingual tonsil.
tonsillar crypts  epithelium-lined clefts in the palatine, lingual, and pharyngeal tonsils.

crypt

(krĭpt)
n.
1. An underground vault or chamber, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place.
2. Anatomy A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.

crypt

[kript]
Etymology: Gk, kryptos, hidden
a blind pit or tube on a free surface. Some kinds of crypts are anal crypt, dental crypt, and synovial crypt.

crypt

A deep pit in the small intestinal mucosa, which is surrounded by connective tissue and is the site of stem cell proliferation. Differentiated mucosal cells move upwards from the crypt and are shed within 2 to 5 days at the tips of the villi.

crypt

(kript) [TA]
A pitlike depression or tubular recess.

crypt

Any small recess, pit or cavity in the body.

crypt

(kript) [TA]
A pitlike depression or tubular recess.

crypt

a blind pit or tube on a free surface.

anal c's
furrows, with pouchlike recesses at the caudal end, separating the rectal columns; called also anal sinuses.
c's of Lieberkühn
the lumen of intestinal glands on the surface of the intestinal mucous membrane.
tongue crypt
deep, irregular invaginations from the surface of the lingual tonsil.
tonsillar c's
epithelium-lined clefts in the palatine tonsils.
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Director of Lattakia Archeology Department Jamal Haidar said that modern digging and construction work helped uncover several antique burial chambers and finds in Lattakia, most important of which was the burial chamber complex found in Mar Tekla neighborhood in 2000 which contained hundreds of family crypts.
After 6 months of treatment, Bax expression along the full lengths of the colorectal crypts increased by 56% in the vitamin D-alone group, and by 33% in both the calcium alone and calcium plus vitamin D groups, relative to the placebo group.
For determining the PCNA index, 10 well-oriented normal-appearing crypts were evaluated in which the base, lumen, and the top of the crypts represented a defined U-shape.
Some of the office's crypts, designed to hold about 325 bodies, regularly exceed 400 as a result of population growth, immigration and the difficulty in locating immigrants' next of kin, who often live abroad.
These cells are generated in pockets embedded in the lining of the colon called crypts, says Bruce Boman, a physician and geneticist at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.