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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.
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Our crypt is like a condominium with four niches per row and my father remarked recently that my mother had bought theirs long before and that she chose the lowest niche because then, we could set a bouquet of flowers on the floor by her grave.
for practical purposes, large lesions with abnormal proliferation, dilated distorted crypts, dilatation of the base of the crypts, and/or focal nuclear atypia with pseudostratification .
The researchers suspect that crypts evolved to protect stem cells so that the intestine could have a way of constantly regenerating its inner lining.
Once in effect, the measure will bar all religious groups from the market for headstones and family crypts.
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Architectural changes, chronic inflammatory infiltrate and its composition, the destruction of intestinal crypts and the presence of erosions and ulcers were assessed too.
Intestinal crypts are invaginations of the epithelium around the villi, and are lined by epithelial cells which secrete enzymes.
These crypts are small areas of the intestine where new cells are formed to continuously renew the digestive tract.
Excavations in the mountains and villages of the Syrian coast uncovered many family crypts dating back to Classical, Roman and Byzantine ages of varied qualities, with some simply being located in caves while others belied the wealth and high rank of those buried in them as they were fitted with stone doors and locks.
Police would quite regularly patrol the back of Holy Trinity Church as the door to the crypt had been broken into and sealed up on many occasions following numerous break-ins.
They also looked at the ratio of Bax to Bcl-2 density as an indicator of the balance of pro-apoptotic versus anti-apoptotic stimuli in the colorectal crypts.
After 6 months of treatment, Bax expression along the full lengths of the colorectal crypts increased by 56% in the vitamin D-alone group, and by 33% in both the calcium alone and calcium plus vitamin D groups, relative to the placebo group.