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Noun 1. Branch of biology that deals with  the study of the effects of lower than normally preferred temperatures on living beings ( 2. Branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living things. (   Word origin: from the Greek words cryo, cold + bios, life + logos,...

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Crypts of Lieberkühn

-ˈlē-bər-ˌk(y)ün, -ˌku̅e̅n Noun 1. A gland found in the epithelial lining of the small intestine and colon. The crypts and intestinal villi are covered by epithelium which contains two types of cells, goblet cells (secreting mucus) and enterocytes (absorbing water and electrolytes). ( 2. Any of the tubular glands of the intestinal mucous membrane. ( Syn: Intestinal gland or intestinal crypt, gland of Lieberkühn, Lieberkühn’s gland Word origin: Named after the 18th-century German anatomist Johann Nathanael...

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