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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.