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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cripta del colon

Colon crypt (KOH-lun KRIPT)
Tube-like gland found in the lining of the colon and rectum. Colon crypt cells renew the lining of the intestine and make mucus. Also called gland of Lieberkuhn.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.