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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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Rapid turnover of the lining cells and replacement by new lining cells made in the crypt, keep the intestines and colon healthy and keep damaged cells from turning into cancerous ones.
The trust's archaeological team squeezed in to the crypt through a tiny opening and discovered five stone and lead coffins and a small wooden child's coffin dating from the early 1700s belonging to the Whalley family.
Poncher told the newspaper that her husband, Richard Poncher, bought the crypt from Monroe's former husband, Joe DiMaggio, during his 1954 divorce from Monroe.
In the current study, which was funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health, the investigators sought to determine the effect of an aerobic exercise intervention on both the proliferation and apoptosis of colon crypt cells.
In response, the supervisors asked for a report on whether the construction of a new crypt could reduce overcrowding and improve the handling of bodies.
In fact, the first monster for Crypt TV was born from a "six-second contest" that elicited 15,000 submissions.
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.
The bars in the crypt operate on a token system and will not take cash.
Now backers belonging to the Whispering Raven, Early Access Phantom, Collector Old-School Reaper, Architect of the Crypt and Lord of the Beasts tiers can switch the PC/Mac/Linux digital code they'll be receiving for a Nintendo Switch version code.
In a 1973 study by Kaye et al, (9) the authors found that when compared to the normal progressive maturation of cells in colonic crypts, "the hyperplastic epithelium exhibits a similar progression, the primary difference being that most of the morphological features of maturing and mature cells are found either lower in the crypt or in exaggerated form at the same level of the crypt when compared with normal mucosa in the same colon.
However, dietary treatments did not differ significantly in terms of jejunal and ilealmorphology data (villus height and width, crypt depth, villus height/crypt depth ratio, crypt area, and muscularis mucosae thickness).
Alun Jones, from Caerphilly, who designed the refurbished interior of the crypt at Christ Church Spitalfields, in London, is creating a new support centre for cancer patients in Cardiff.