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://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0003634 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esophageal_glands ]

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Term information

definition

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.

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Illu_esophageal_layers.jpg

has exact synonym

mucous gland of submucosa of esophagus

esophageal gland

glandulae oesophageae

id

UBERON:0008989