demi·​lune ˈdem-ē-ˌlün How to pronounce demilune (audio)
: one of the small crescentic groups of granular deeply staining zymogen-secreting cells lying between the clearer mucus-producing cells and the basement membrane in the alveoli of mixed salivary glands

called also crescent of Giannuzzi

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“Demilune.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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