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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.
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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.
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crescent

A building or series of buildings whose façades follow a concave arc of a circle or ellipse in plan.
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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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Among the Lateral Meniscus (LM), 56% were C shaped, 31% crescentic, 8% U-shaped and 5% were incomplete discoid.
Wakui et al., "Immune complex type crescentic glomerulonephritis accompanied with perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies," Internal Medicine, vol.
Whole glomeruli were photographed in each biopsied sample with crescentic GN (N = 17).
The crescentic membranoproliferative pattern of injury with an additional component of a thrombotic microangiopathic injury represents the most severe complication of cetuximab that has been yet reported.
The pre-fossette is not crescent shape but it is somewhat compressed and straight whereas the post-fossette is crescentic and opens distolingually.
Incidence and outcome of pauci-immune necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis in adults.
All patients were found to have crescentic glomerulonephritis (GN).
The Warwick's foramen, a crescentic or round foramen, is located between the inferior end of the superior orbital fissure and the foramen rotundum [7, 13].
Such a co-incidence of chronic disease with crescentic GN in IgAN makes this case worth reporting.