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. [ ]

Synonyms: stomach aglandular epithelium

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Term information

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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



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.