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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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crypt

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

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

crypt

[krɪpt] Ncripta f
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crypt

[ˈkrɪpt] ncrypte f
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crypt

nKrypta f; (= burial crypt)Gruft f
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crypt

[krɪpt] ncripta
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crypt

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

n. cripta, pequeño receso tubular.
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These undifferentiated cells residing at the bottom of the crypts of Lieberkuhn are able to produce a large number of differentiated progeny as well as to self-renewal.
neural crest cells situated at the base of crypts of Lieberkuhn. Other common sites of this neoplasm are appendix-30-45%, small bowel-25-35% (Duodenum 2%, jejunum 7%, ileum 91%, multiple sites 15-35%), rectum 10-15%, caecum-5%, and stomach-0.5%.
Progressive activation of p44/42 MAPK in response to ischemia and reperfusion was chiefly localized to the crypts of Lieberkuhn, circular and longitudinal muscle layers, whereas p38 MAPK was prominently activated in myenteric plexus and both muscle layers.