One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or denoting the secretory cells which produce hydrochloric acid in the main part of the stomach, or the glands which they compose.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Late 19th century: from Greek oxunteos (verbal noun from oxunein ‘sharpen’) + -ic.
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