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crescent,

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.

Crescent

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.

crescent

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

crescent

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
3. 
a. the emblem of Islam or Turkey
b. Islamic or Turkish power
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Of these 25 shells, 20 bore the distinctive angular chips, crescentic chips or slivered chips found only in mechanically damaged shells.
As with Lake Wyara, Dawson and Boyland (1974) mapped a crescentic dune on the eastern side (Bindegolly land system), surrounded by an extensive sandplain (Dynevor land system) containing many small (<few ha) closed and semi-closed depressions.
Pendant hoods with crescentic outline covering the downward-directed lunate cells presumably protect the surface of lunate cells from being scraped by claws and prohibit the generation of the mechanical interlock.
Renal biopsy showed severe necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis with a generally circumferential nature of the crescents.
Other vasculitides associated with p-ANCA and c-ANCA include microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), renal-limited vasculitis presenting as pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis, and Churg-Strauss syndrome, as well as other diseases.
Necrotizing and crescentic changes are found in the glomeruli (1).
In diseases such as necrotizing, crescentic glomerulonephritis, where there is disruption of Bowman capsule, fibroblasts can migrate from the interstitium into glomeruli and produce interstitial collagens.
These include focal or segmental cyst wall thickening, crescentic calcification of cyst borders, and the presence of daughter cysts.
Areas of incipient drain structure are sporadically developed, as are areas of scalding Confined stream terrace Sinuous channel within a confined meander belt, internally characterised by abundant scroll bars forming arcuate ridge and swale channel facies topography Ephemeral channel Unconfined stream terrace Lacustrine units Lunette Arcuate (convex-east) crescentic dunes adjacent to and on the eastern side of dry lakes.
Grave goods a gold crescentic plate, a copper axe and an awl, a blade and a scraper, stone adze, an antler hammer-axe, a necklace of carnelian, lignite and Spondylus beads, two Spondylus bracelets, six clay vessels and lumps of red ochre.
Patients with pauci-immune crescentic GN usually have features of one of the systemic vasculitides or develop them at a later time.