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sickle-shaped

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any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters

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resembling the new moon in shape

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Five breakage patterns occurred because of trampling: crushing, crescentic chips, angular chips, fractured margins, and slivered chips.
bicolor); caudal fin with 15 principal rays, 13 branched rays, rear edge of the fin variously (depending on species and sex) convex, truncate, emarginate, asymmetric, concave, crescentic or deeply forked with elongate lobes, outer (upper and lowermost) rays elongate and filamentous in some species; anal fin with 3 spines and 6-8 rays; pectoral fin rays 16-21, upper two rays and lowermost ray unbranched, rest branched; pelvic fins with spine at leading edge of fin and 5 branched rays.
In Chelydridae, the epiplastron also is reduced to a lanceolate form, joining the epiplastra in a tongue-in-groove articulation; the epiplastra themselves are reduced to flat, elongate, and weakly crescentic bones.
Hemelytra: largely dark golden to reddish-brown; radial vein, somewhat crescentic macula on disk of corium, sub-basal and sub-apical bands on clavus plus claval suture, all pale to whitish.
The albumen gland when mature (or active) is large and crescentic, the hermaphrodite duct highly convoluted and the ovotestis, comprising many elongate acini, is embedded in the apical whorl of the digestive gland.
Dawson and Boyland (1974) mapped a crescentic dune (Bindegolly land system) on the eastern side of Lake Wyara.
2b) corresponded to a single, enlarged overlapping guard cell, forming a crescentic outline with a convex asymmetrical surface and being oriented perpendicularly to the pitcher axis (horizontally) with both ends bent downwards.
EXHIBITION DISCORD: Sections of the Parthenon or Elgin Marbles in London''s British Museum and the crescentic plaque from Llyn Cerrig Bach which was discovered in Anglesey
It was at this point, gentlemen, that enraged by the defection of seven of his former associates, and stung by the mocking voice that had last hailed him, and maddened by his long entombment in a place as black as the bowels of despair; it was then that Steelkilt proposed to the two Canallers, thus far apparently of one mind with him, to burst out of their hole at the next summoning of the garrison; and armed with their keen mincing knives (long, crescentic, heavy implements with a handle at each end) run amuck from the bowsprit to the taffrail; and if by any devilishness of desperation possible, seize the ship.
It has been suggested that the presence of ANCA has a high sensitivity and specificity for so-called pauciimmune necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis (12,14).
Nephrologists from China, Japan, North America, and Europe describe the epidemiological data, the changing spectrum of biopsy-proven primary glomerulonephritis in China, and pathological advances of glomerulonephritis; the genetic basis, role of podocyte injury, treatment advances, and prognosis predictors of IgA nephropathy; the treatment, screening, pathogenesis, and complications of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and membranous nephropathy, as well as treatment failure and treating children; the types and classification of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis; and the pathogenesis, management, and treatment of crescentic glomerulonephritis, as well as ANCA-associated vasculitis.
Glomerular diagnoses include chronic glomerulonephritis, congenital nephrotic syndrome, diffuse mesangial sclerosis (Denys-Drash syndrome), diabetic nephropathy, familial nephritis, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, Henoch-Schonlein nephritis, idiopathic crescentic glomerulonephritis, IgA nephropathy, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis types I and II, membranous nephropathy, sickle cell nephropathy, and systemic immunologic disease including systemic lupus erythematosus.
In contrast, the intercostal phytoliths in the same species are often markedly crescentic, and borne in one of a pair of short cells (Fig.
Renal histology frequently demonstrates evidence of a crescentic glomerulonephritis.
Subdural hematoma is characterized by its crescentic shape and ability to cross sutures.