Am epithelium that lines the stomach which lacks glands. In addition to a glandular epithelium, the stomachs of some vertebrates also has a second region characterized by a nonglandular epithelium, devoid of gastric glands. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0073040584 ]

Synonyms: stomach aglandular epithelium

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Term information

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/Mammalian_Stomachs_remake.png

editor note

todo - clarify if mucus glands are also excluded, in addition to gastric glands. See notes for rumen.

OWL definition to be added later

has related synonym

stomach squamous epithelium

id

UBERON:0010040

taxon notes

this region may develop from the base of the esophagus (some herbivores) - in rodents, loss of the gastric glands in the mucosa leavea a nonglandular epithelial stomach in which smooth muscle contractions knead and mix digesta. This can be keratinized.