Lieberkühn's glands


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Lieberkühn's glands

[lē′bərkēnz]
Etymology: Johann N. Lieberkühn, German anatomist, 1711-1756; L, glans, acorn
tubular glands between the bases of the villi of the small intestine and on the surface of the epithelium of the large intestine. They secrete a watery fluid, not digestive enzymes. Also called crypts of Lieberkühn, follicles of Lieberkühn, intestinal glands.
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