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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.

dem·i·lune bod·y

a circular body of extreme transparency except for a crescentic punctate substance on one edge, which contains hemoglobin. The body is much larger than a red blood cell, but is thought possibly to be a degenerated red blood cell swollen by imbibition; it has been found in malaria and in convalescence from typhoid fever; the transparent portion is called the glass body.
Synonym(s): demilune


1. A small body with a form similar to that of a half-moon or a crescent.
2. Term frequently applied to the gametocyte of Plasmodium falciparum.
[Fr. half-moon]


crescent shaped.

serous demilune
serous fluid-producing cells in glands; small canals connect the serous cells with the luminal surface.
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Gold leaf the front edge of the top of the demilune table by painting a coat of red basecoat on the front edge of the tabletop.
Types of glandular acini and number of mucous, serous acini and demilunes were also counted.
Some of the mucous acini on were capped by basophilic cells, as crescent shape demilunes (Fig .
The mean number of serous demilunes in "a" and "b" parts of right and left gland was calculated and their difference was statistically insignificant (p Greater than 0.
The serous component of this lobe is formed by serous demilunes formations and occasionally there are serous acini (Figs.
5 +, while the demilunes and serous acini react intensely with PAS and are negative to the AB pH 2.