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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

crypt

(kript), [TA]
A pitlike depression or tubular recess.
Synonym(s): crypta [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

crypt

(kript) [TA]
A pitlike depression or tubular recess.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

crypt

Any small recess, pit or cavity in the body.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

crypt

(kript) [TA]
A pitlike depression or tubular recess.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Although it is many (many!) years since I read Ursula le Guin's Earthseabooks, they leapt to mind when I read of Lena in the crypts, evoking the same shadowy unease.
The new 1 minute 44 second teaser of GoT season 8 sees the Starks - Sansa (Sophie Turner), Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and Arya (Maisie Williams), walk the Crypts of Winterfell.
There are walled-up crypts from the end of the 18th and beginning of 19th centuries in the first room.
She is buried in a church crypt so there is a roof over our heads with light and electric fans.
The host is also a wasp, Bassettia pallida or the gall wasp, which matures inside "crypts" in branches of trees.
Furthermore, in groups A and B, the depths of three crypts in each lesion were measured using the viewer software in accordance with a recent study [5].
Serrated architecture in colonic mucosa means having sawtooth-like notches along the luminal edges of the crypts. The serrations are often the result of small clumps of epithelial cells, sometimes referred to as micropapillary processes, that protrude into the lumen and are separated by single cells along the sides of crypts and mucosal surface.
The researchers at Washington University School of Medicine showed that stem cells are normally protected from butyrate by tiny pockets built into the lining of the intestine, called the crypts of Leiberkuhn.
The medial surface of the tonsil is made up of multiple tonsillar crypts varying from 8-20 in number.
Intestinal crypts were severely affected by 5-FU treatment in our regimen protocol; therefore crypt length measurements were not considered.
-- The Newark archdiocese, the largest single provider of in-ground burials in New Jersey, must give up a lucrative companion business--the marketing of headstones and private crypts --under a bill signed into law March 23 by Gov.