One of the racemose glands in the walls of the esophagus that in humans are small and serve principally to lubricate the food but in some birds secrete a milky fluid on which the young are fed. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esophageal_glands http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0003634 ]

Synonyms: mucous gland of submucosa of esophagus esophageal gland glandulae oesophageae

This is just here as a test because I lose it

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UBERON:0008989