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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.