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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.

[Latin crypta, from Greek kruptē, from feminine of kruptos, hidden, from kruptein, to hide.]

crypt

(krɪpt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a cellar, vault, or underground chamber, esp beneath a church, where it is often used as a chapel, burial place, etc
2. (Anatomy) anatomy any pitlike recess or depression
[C18: from Latin crypta, from Greek kruptē vault, secret place, from kruptos hidden, from kruptein to hide]
ˈcryptal adj

crypt

(krɪpt)

n.
1. a subterranean chamber or vault, esp. one beneath the main floor of a church, used as a burial place, a location for secret meetings, etc.
2. Anat.
a. any recess or depression.
b. a small glandular cavity.
[1555–65; < Latin crypta < Greek kryptḗ hidden place, n. use of feminine of kryptós hidden, v. adj. of krýptein to hide]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crypt - a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)crypt - a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave

crypt

noun vault, tomb, catacomb, ossuary, undercroft people buried in the crypt of an old London church

crypt

noun
A burial place or receptacle for human remains:
Translations
سِرداب، ديماس، قَبْو تَحت كنيسـه
krypta
gravhvælvingkrypt
KryptaKrypte
altemplomkripta
hvelfing
kripta
kapenes
krypta
mahzen mezar

crypt

[krɪpt] Ncripta f

crypt

[ˈkrɪpt] ncrypte f

crypt

nKrypta f; (= burial crypt)Gruft f

crypt

[krɪpt] ncripta

crypt

(kript) noun
a room under a church, used for burying people.

crypt

n. cripta, pequeño receso tubular.
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The mucosa is made up of villi, which extend above the surface mucosa, and the crypts of Lieberkuhn, which extend below the surface.
Crypts of Lieberkuhn are invagintions of the epithelium at the base and between the villi, like the web of the fingers.
Doing all that work are a million or so deep crevices called the crypts of Lieberkuhn that look like test tubes in a rack.