What is the X in X-mas?
gastric gland n.
Any of the branched tubular glands in the mucosa of the fundus and body of the stomach, containing parietal cells that secrete hydrochloric acid and zymogenic cells that produce pepsin. Also called fundus gland, gastric follicle.
any of the branched tubules in the inner lining of the stomach that secrete gastric juice and protective mucus.