crypt

Deep pit that protrudes down into the connective tissue surrounding the small intestine. The epithelium at the base of the crypt is the site of stem cell proliferation and the differentiated cells move upwards and are shed 3-5 days later at the tips of the villi.

Crypt

A crypt was originally a subterranean cell or cave, especially one constructed for sepulchre, the term is now used for a chamber or compartment under a church or public building. In early Christian churches it was usually built to hold a saint's tomb or the relics of saints. A crypt is usually set apart for monumental purposes, but is sometimes use...
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crypt

An underground chamber for relics or tombs.
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Crypt

A vaulted chamber made to house graves and relics, generally located beneath the chancel. Many crypts were very large, to allow numbers of pilgrims access.
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crypt

[n] - a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
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Crypt

Underground room, usually at E end of church.
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Crypt

Area underneath a church.
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crypt

an underground, or semi-underground area, usually at the east end of a church
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crypt

In architecture, a vaulted structure under a church used for burial. The first crypts were subterranean chapels in the catacombs. They were most common between the 6th and 13th centuries. One of the...
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Crypt

A small underground chamber that might be constructed, as a part of a chapel or monastery. These were used for the display of relics belonging to, or of, a saint or as a burial vault for members of a wealthy family. These include Hexham Abbey and Bamburgh Church, Northumberland, of the two types given above.
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Crypt

The vaulted chamber below the sanctuary or eastern arm of a church; usually at least partly underground. In monastic and secular buildings it is called an undercroft.
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Crypt

Crypt: In anatomy, a crypt is variously a blind alley, a tube with no exit, a depression, or a pit -- in an otherwise fairly flat surface. Cryptic in the case of the tonsils refer to the tonsillar crypts which are little pitlike depressions in the tonsils. The words crypt and cryptic come from the Greek 'kryptos' meaning hidden or concealed. Thus, ...
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Crypt

A crypt is a chamber beneath the main floor of a church, usually containing graves or relics. It is typically vaulted, and wholly or partly underground. In medieval churches, it was usually under the apse.
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Crypt

Crypt (krĭpt) noun [ Latin crypta vault, crypt, Greek kry`pth , from kry`ptein to hide. See Grot , Grotto .] 1. A vault wholly or partly under ground; especially, a vault under a church, whether used for burial purposes or for a subterranean ch...
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crypt

<pathology> Deep pit that protrudes down into the connective tissue surrounding the small intestine. The epithelium at the base of the crypt is the site of stem cell proliferation and the differentiated cells move upwards and are shed 3-5 days later at the tips of the villi. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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crypt

noun a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
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crypt

(kript) a blind pit or tube on a free surface. anal crypts furrows, with pouchlike recesses at the lower end, separating the rectal columns; called also anal sinuses. crypts of Lieberkühn intestinal glands on the surface of the intestinal mucous membrane. ...
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Crypt

• (n.) A vault wholly or partly under ground; especially, a vault under a church, whether used for burial purposes or for a subterranean chapel or oratory. • (n.) A simple gland, glandular cavity, or tube; a follicle; as, the crypts of Lieberk/hn, the simple tubular glands of the small intestines.
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crypt

vault or subterranean chamber, usually under a church floor. In Latin, crypta designated any vaulted building partially or entirely below the ground ...
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crypt

crypt, cryptal 1. A hidden vault. 2. Various recesses, glandular cavities, etc. in the body; such as, tonsillar crypts.
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Crypt

Underground chamber or vault, usually beneath the presbytery of a church and used for burial or sometimes as an oratory.
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crypt

crypt (kript) [Gr.,=hidden], vault or chamber beneath the main level of a church, used as a meeting place or burial place. It undoubtedly developed from the catacombs used by early Christians as places of worship. Early churches were commonly built over the tombs of martyrs. Such vaults, located ben...
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crypt

Type: Term Pronunciation: kript Definitions: 1. A pitlike depression or tubular recess. Synonyms: crypta
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Crypt

[anatomy] Crypts are anatomical structures that are narrow but deep invaginations into a larger structure. One common type of anatomical crypt is the Crypts of Lieberkühn. However, it is not the only type: some types of tonsils also have crypts. Because these crypts allow external access to the deep portions of the tonsils, these tonsils a...
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Crypt

[Unix] In Unix computing, crypt is the name of a utility program used for encryption, that is largely obsolete. == Relationship to password hash function == There is also a Unix password hash function called crypt. Though both are used for encrypting data in some sense, they are otherwise essentially unrelated. To distinguish between the tw...
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