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emblematic representation of the quarter moon. The crescent and star, ancient Byzantine symbols that became the emblems of Constantinople, were also assumed as the standard of the Ottoman Turks. The crescent surmounted by a cross indicates the origin of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The crescent appears on the flags of various present-day Muslim nations. The emblem is also used in blazonry.


Shape similar to the visible part of the moon in its first or last quarter; also the shape of a row of townhouse fronts constructed in the approximate shape of a circular or elliptical arc.


A building or series of buildings whose façades follow a concave arc of a circle or ellipse in plan.


1. the biconcave shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
2. Chiefly Brit a crescent-shaped street, often lined with houses of the same style
a. the emblem of Islam or Turkey
b. Islamic or Turkish power
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Among the Lateral Meniscus (LM), 56% were C shaped, 31% crescentic, 8% U-shaped and 5% were incomplete discoid.
In our case, there was diffuse crescentic necrotising GN without endocapillary proliferation and immune complex deposition.
Importantly, various types of seabed morphologies were clearly observed and defined at different regions and depths in the Gaza Strip coastal zone such as crescentic bars, single-crescentic bars, double-crescentic bars, triple crescentic bars and transverse bars.
Fain, "Rapidly progressive crescentic glomerulonephritis and aneurism with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody: Bartonella henselae endocarditis," Presse Medicale, vol.
The somewhat crescentic shape of the northern hummock (Fig.
The anterior lobe of the middle body is large, subcircular, separated from the crescentic posterior lobe by the discontinuous middle furrow completely fading in the mid-part.
MCGN was the cause in 2 patients Crescentic GN was found in 1 patient biopsy of 1 patient showed diabetic changes.
Renal histology frequently demonstrates evidence of a crescentic glomerulonephritis.
Remarks:This species is distinguished fromTriloculinagibbad'Orbigny in having curved chambers symmetrical towards both ends with crescentic aperture.
Subdural hematoma is characterized by its crescentic shape and ability to cross sutures.
In contrast, the intercostal phytoliths in the same species are often markedly crescentic, and borne in one of a pair of short cells (Fig.