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crescent

 [kres´ent]
1. shaped like a new moon.
2. something with this shape. adj., adj crescen´tic.
Giannuzzi's c's crescent-shaped patches of serous cells surrounding the mucous tubercles in mixed glands.
sublingual crescent the crescent-shaped area on the floor of the mouth, bounded by the lingual wall of the mandible and the base of the tongue.

cres·cent

(kres'ent),
1. Any figure of the shape of the moon in its first quarter.
2. The figure made by the gray columns or cornua on cross-section of the spinal cord.
3. Synonym(s): malarial crescent
[L. cresco, pp. cretus, to grow]

crescent

/cres·cent/ (kres´int)
1. shaped like a new moon.
2. something with this shape.crescen´tic

crescents of Giannuzzi  crescent-shaped patches of serous cells surrounding the mucous tubercles in seromucous glands.
myopic crescent  a crescentic staphyloma in the fundus of the eye in myopia.
sublingual crescent  the crescent-shaped area on the floor of the mouth, bounded by the lingual wall of the mandible and the base of the tongue.

crescent

[kres′ənt]
Etymology: L, crescere, to increase
1 adj, shaped like a new moon.
2 n, a structure that has this shape.
A sharply circumscribed, smoothly curved radiolucency or light-coloured mass on a dark background, which converges at both ends
Pathology—kidneys Epithelial crescents are curved, semilunar lesions seen by low-power light micoscopy which correspond to extracapillary proliferation of Bowman’s—glomerular—capsular epithelium, and acquire a fibroblast-like spindled morphology, possibly stimulated by release of fibrinogen from basement membrane; crescents may be accompanied by collagen and fibrin deposition, mononuclear cell proliferation, and are seen in primary and secondary glomerular disease

crescent

Quarter moon adjective Referring to a sharply circumscribed, smoothly curved radiolucent or light-colored mass in a dark background, which converges at both ends

cres·cent

(kres'ĕnt)
1. Any figure in the shape of the moon in its first quarter.
2. The figure made by the gray columns or cornua on cross-section of the spinal cord.
3. Synonym(s): malarial crescent.
[L. cresco, pp. cretus, to grow]

crescent

1. shaped like a new moon.
2. a crescent-shaped structure.

glomerular crescent
proliferation of parietal epithelial cells lining Bowman's capsule in the kidney; may protrude into Bowman's space and eventually lead to destruction of the glomerulus.
References in classic literature ?
I saw that the crescent was designed to cross the region of the heart.
For instance, he wore a broad-brimmed hat as protection against the sun; but the front flap of it was turned up straight to the sky, and the two corners pulled down lower than the ears, so that it stood across his forehead in a crescent like the old cocked hat worn by Nelson.
In the twilight of the morning light seems active, darkness passive; in the twilight of evening it is the darkness which is active and crescent, and the light which is the drowsy reverse.
As soon as divine service was over, the Thorpes and Allens eagerly joined each other; and after staying long enough in the pump-room to discover that the crowd was insupportable, and that there was not a genteel face to be seen, which everybody discovers every Sunday throughout the season, they hastened away to the Crescent, to breathe the fresh air of better company.
Renowned Jerusalem itself, the stateliest name in history, has lost all its ancient grandeur, and is become a pauper village; the riches of Solomon are no longer there to compel the admiration of visiting Oriental queens; the wonderful temple which was the pride and the glory of Israel, is gone, and the Ottoman crescent is lifted above the spot where, on that most memorable day in the annals of the world, they reared the Holy Cross.
Rising from either side of her head were the points of a crescent.
The crescent of the moon, in her flight upward from the horizon, had paused at the moment, on the summit of the light hand tower, and seemed to have perched itself, like a luminous bird, on the edge of the balustrade, cut out in black trefoils.
Every one turned his eyes that way, and saw that a large tear had rolled from the thick lid of D'Artagnan, half-way down to his aquiline nose, the luminous edge of which shone like a little crescent moon.
The Zeppelin was flying very high at the time, and far below he saw the water in the gorge marbled with froth and then away to the west the great crescent of the Canadian Fall shining, flickering and foaming in the level sunlight and sending up a deep, incessant thudding rumble to the sky.
Moving very slowly, and rearing absurdly high over each wave, the little boat was now approaching a white crescent of sand.
Dare you to wear your brother's coat without the crescent which should stamp you as his cadet.
Then the Cross, which for a thousand years and more had stood upon the ramparts of Christendom, went down before the Crescent.