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Friday 11 November 2005

foveolae, gastric pits

Definition : The mucous cell-lined channels in the upper mucosa that open onto the surface and to which the gastric glands connect from below. The foveolae and their associated mucus-secreting surface epithelium appear similar everywhere in the stomach. They are longer in the antrum than in the corpus.



See also

- foveolar hyperplasia