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Medical Term:

gastric area


one of a number of small polygonal areas's, 1–6 mm in diameter, separated by linear depressions on the surface of the mucous membrane of the stomach; they contain the gastric pits, with several gastric glands opening into each pit.

Synonym(s): area gastricaTA

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