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Crescents

Crescent

1. Any figure of the shape of the moon in its first quarter.

2. The figure made by the gray columns or cornua on cross-section of the spinal cord.

Synonym: malarial crescent.

Origin: L. Cresco, pp. Cretus, to grow


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