glands of large intestine

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glands of large intestine

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tubules of mucosal epithelium, perpendicular to the luminal surface that appears sievelike because of the abundance of gland openings; glands are lined with short columnar epithelial cells-mostly goblet cells with interspersed water-absorbing and fewer enteroendocrine cells; the glands of the large intestine are longer (deeper), more abundant, more closely apposed and have a higher density of goblet cells (but no Paneth cells) compared with glands of the small intestine.
See also: glands of small intestine.