from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rendering acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.) Acid; producing acid; -- applied especially to certain glands and cells in the stomach.

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  • adjective immunology Producing acid.


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  • "Digital image processing of intracellular pH in gastric oxyntic and chief cells," Nature 325, 447 – 450 (1987).

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  • —The gastric glands are of three kinds: (a) pyloric, (b) cardiac, and (c) fundus or oxyntic glands.

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  • These are known as the parietal or oxyntic cells, and they are connected with the lumen by fine channels which run into their substance.

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  • In the alimentary tract coffee seems to stimulate the oxyntic cells and slightly to increase the secretion of hydrochloric acid, as well as to favor intestinal peristalsis.

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