gland of Lieberkuhn

Tube-like gland found in the lining of the colon and rectum. Glands of Lieberkuhn renew the lining of the intestine and make mucus. Also called colon crypt.

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  • gland of Lieberkuhn — gland of Lieberkühn n CRYPT OF LIEBERKÜHN …   Medical dictionary

  • gland of lieberkühn — Usage: usually capitalized L : lieberkühn s gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gland — A gland is an organ in an animal s body that synthesizes a substance for release such as hormones or breast milk, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland). Types Glands… …   Wikipedia

  • Lieberkuhn's gland — Lie·ber·kühn s gland lē bər .künz n CRYPT OF LIEBERKÜHN …   Medical dictionary

  • lieberkühn's gland — noun also lieberkühn s crypt ˈlēbə(r)ˌk(y)ünz , ku̅e̅nz Usage: usually capitalized L Etymology: after Johann N. Lieberkühn died 1756 German anatomist : any of the tubular glands of the intestinal mucous membrane …   Useful english dictionary

  • lieberkühn's crypt — noun see lieberkühn s gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lieberkühn — Johann N., German anatomist, 1711–1756. See crypts of L., under crypt, L. follicles, under follicle, L. glands, under gland …   Medical dictionary

  • crypt of Lieberkuhn — crypt of Lie·ber·kühn lē bər .k(y)ün, .kuen n any of the tubular glands of the intestinal mucous membrane called also gland of Lieberkühn, intestinal gland, Lieberkühn s gland Lie·ber·kühn lē bər .kuen J …   Medical dictionary

  • Intestinal gland — Micrograph of the small intestine mucosa showing the crypts of Lieberkühn bottom 1/3 of image. H E stain. Latin glandulae inte …   Wikipedia


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