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demilune

[′dem·i‚lün]
(biology)
Crescent-shaped.
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ravelin, demilune

In fortifications, a projecting outwork forming a salient angle.
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Types of glandular acini and number of mucous, serous acini and demilunes were also counted.
Some of the mucous acini on were capped by basophilic cells, as crescent shape demilunes (Fig .3).
The sublingual glands are mixed (Fig.2), composed of mucous acini with scattered serous demilunes. The mucous cells possess spongy cytoplasm and flattened and basal nuclei.
The mucous acini have clear cellular limits; the nuclei are confined to the basal cytoplasm and are capped by large serous demilunes. The acinar lumen is small and irregular.
The serous component of this lobe is formed by serous demilunes formations and occasionally there are serous acini (Figs.