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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

(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

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.
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(39) The mitotic activity of the cryptal cells and differentiation of small intestinal epithelial cells, which were estimated by the metaphase-arrest method with vincristine and the ratio of the number of goblet cells to columnar epithelial cells, respectively, were also decreased by SFBmonocolonization (39) or conventionalization of GF mice.
Inflammatory cell infiltration was assessed in each layer of the colon, including surface epithelium, cryptal glands, stroma, submucosa, and transmural layer and graded on a scale from 0 to 3 (0, none; 1, mild; 2, moderate; and 3, severe).
(4-6) In addition, many atypical histopathologic forms of MC and LC have been described, (7,8) such as MC not otherwise specified, (9,10) MC with giant cells, (9) and paucicellular, (10) borderline, (11) and cryptal LC, (12) all of which show more subtle histomorphologic changes than classical MC or LC.
A recent study also reported that numerous cryptal openings visualized with NBI-ME were a specific feature of gastric adenomas compared with carcinomas [29].