gastric area

(redirected from area gastrica)

gas·tric ar·e·a

one of a number of small polygonal areas's, 1-6 mm in diameter, separated by linear depressions on the surface of the mucous membrane of the stomach; they contain the gastric pits, with several gastric glands opening into each pit.
Synonym(s): area gastrica [TA]
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