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a.1.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to crypts.
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Diagnostic Ultrasound Induces Change within Numbers of Cryptal Mitotic and Apoptotic Cells in Small Intestine," Life Sciences 68, no.
Traditionalist Catholics" might retort that Wolf's cryptal excavations are as ideologically driven as their interpretation of Trent.
Intestinal microbes affect the proliferation and differentiation of the cryptal epithelial cells by changing the production of mucus (17) or antimicrobial proteins (18) by goblet cells, the production and release of biologically active peptides by enteroendocrine cells, (19) or the epithelial cell kinetics.