Of or denoting the secretory cells which produce hydrochloric acid in the main part of the stomach, or the glands which they compose.
- ‘Based on the current observations, pancreatic acinar metaplasia can be regarded as a marker for autoimmune gastritis when found in the gastric oxyntic mucosa of adult patients.’
- ‘Frequency of pancreatic acinar cells in oxyntic mucosa has not been investigated in adult patients.’
- ‘Thick sections should be avoided to prevent the oxyntic mucosa from becoming darker than desired.’
- ‘In our study, the histologic type of the inlet patch included oxyntic mucosa and cardiac mucosa, with oxyntic mucosa being the most common type.’
- ‘In the inlet patch, oxyntic mucosa was the most common histologic type, followed by cardiac mucosa.’
Late 19th century: from Greek oxunteos (verbal noun from oxunein sharpen) + -ic.