crypts of Lieberkühn

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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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Doing all that work are a million or so deep crevices called the crypts of Lieberkuhn that look like test tubes in a rack.
The normal colonic mucosa is made up of straight tubular glands, termed crypts of Lieberkuhn, packed parallel to each other and perpendicular to the muscularis mucosa.