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cres·cent

 (krĕs′ənt)
n.
1. The figure of the moon as it appears before its first quarter phase or after its third quarter phase, with concave and convex edges terminating in points.
2.
a. A curved street.
b. A curved block of buildings, especially row houses, forming a continuous facade.
3. A curved pastry.
adj.
1. Crescent-shaped.
2. Waxing, as the moon approaching its first quarter phase; increasing.

[Middle English cressaunt, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old French creissant, from present participle of creistre, to grow, from Latin crēscere; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cres·cen′tic (krə-sĕn′tĭk) adj.

Cres·cent

 (krĕs′ənt)
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It was at this point, gentlemen, that enraged by the defection of seven of his former associates, and stung by the mocking voice that had last hailed him, and maddened by his long entombment in a place as black as the bowels of despair; it was then that Steelkilt proposed to the two Canallers, thus far apparently of one mind with him, to burst out of their hole at the next summoning of the garrison; and armed with their keen mincing knives (long, crescentic, heavy implements with a handle at each end) run a muck from the bowsprit to the taffrail; and if by any devilishness of desperation possible, seize the ship.
Legs black, or with tibiae slightly paler than femora; eighth sternite crescentic (Fig.
Histologic analysis of affected lymph nodes generally reveals patchy necrosis, primarily in the paracortical area, and numerous adjacent crescentic histiocytes, lymphocytes, macrophages, and immunoblasts (predominantly T cell) (figure 2).
The BCG scar is typically crescentic, measures 2.4 cm, and is located on the left or right deltoid or subacromial area.
GPA is characterized by granulomatous upper airway involvement in approximately 90% of patients and renal involvement with necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis in 75% of patients [2].
Mesangial thickening, hypercellularity, crescentic and sceloritic changes were evaluated to detect the intensity of kidney damage.
The menisci are two crescentic lamellae, which serve to deepen the surfaces of the articular fossae of the head of the tibia for reception of the condyles of the femur.
Renal prognosis of ANCA-associated crescentic glomerulonephritis in a Chinese cohort has been reported to be different from that of the European Vasculitis Study Group cohort.[sup][10],[11] Therefore, it is important to investigate the different clinical manifestations and outcomes of AAV-associated renal injury according to different geographic location and ethnicity.
described a pediatric patient with severe crescentic PSGN who also had p-ANCA positivity and MPO positivity [4]; at 18 months, the patient's renal function had improved on long-term azathioprine and oral prednisolone, although MPO titers remained elevated.
Rees, "Prognosis after immunosuppression of patients with crescentic nephritis requiring dialysis," The Lancet, vol.
Mononuclear cell-infiltrate inhibition by blocking macrophage-derived chemokine results in attenuation of developing crescentic glomerulonephritis.