Definition of oxyntic in English:

oxyntic

Syllabification: ox·yn·tic
Pronunciation: /äkˈsintik
 
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adjective

Of or denoting the secretory cells that produce hydrochloric acid in the main part of the stomach, or the glands that they compose.
More example sentences
  • Frequency of pancreatic acinar cells in oxyntic mucosa has not been investigated in adult patients.
  • 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.
  • In our study, the histologic type of the inlet patch included oxyntic mucosa and cardiac mucosa, with oxyntic mucosa being the most common type.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek oxunteos (verbal noun from oxunein 'sharpen') + -ic.

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