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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Oral insulin can be inactivated by digestive enzymes, diluted with food and many liters of digestive juices, and deposited in the crypts (Crypts of Lieberkuhn) between the villi.
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.[1,7] The normal proliferation of the cells lining the crypts occurs in the lower third of the crypts, which is lined with young immature dividing cells.