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oxyntic

/ɒkˈsɪntɪk/
adjective
1.
(physiol) of or denoting stomach cells that secrete acid: oxyntic cells
Word Origin
C19: from Greek oxus acid, sharp
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oxyntic in Medicine

oxyntic ox·yn·tic (ŏk-sĭn'tĭk)
adj.
Forming or secreting acid, as the parietal cells of gastric glands.

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