crypt of Lieberkuhn
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crypt(kript) [Gr. krypte, hidden place]
1. A small sac or cavity extending into an epithelial surface.
2. A tubular gland, esp. one of the intestine.
Any of a number of small indentations immediately behind the junction of the anal skin and rectal mucosa.
A space in the bony jaw occupied by a developing tooth.
crypt of iris
An irregular excavation on the anterior surface of the iris near the pupillary and ciliary margins.
crypt of LieberkühnSee: Lieberkühn crypt
Diverticulum of a synovial membrane of a joint.
A deep indentation, lined with stratified squamous epithelium, into the lymphatic tissue of a lingual or palatine tonsil.
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crypt of Lieberkuhna narrow pit at the base of a villus in the lining of the DUODENUM and ILEUM that passes secretions from BRUNNER'S GLANDS, PANETH CELLS and GOBLET CELLS.
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