crypts of Lieberkühn

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crypts of Lieberkühn:

see digestive systemdigestive system,
in the animal kingdom, a group of organs functioning in digestion and assimilation of food and elimination of wastes. Virtually all animals have a digestive system. In the vertebrates (phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata) the digestive system is very complex.
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crypts of Lieberkühn

[′krips əv ′lē·bər‚kyu̇n]
(anatomy)
Simple, tubular glands which arise as evaginations into the mucosa of the small intestine.
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Between the bases of the villi are numerous simple tubular intestinal glands, while in the duodenum there are also submucosal glands.
Intestinal glands dilated, V-shaped and plugged with hypereosinophilic secretions.