foveola

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foveola

[fō′vē·ə·lə]
(biology)
A small pit, especially one in the embryonic gastric mucosa from which gastric glands develop.
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Foveolae triangular hardly reaching the fastigium of vertex; mesosternal interspaces hardly wider than long or narrow than long .
The disease is characterised by an infiltrate of lymphocytes in the lamina propria with large numbers of lymphocytes among the epithelial cells lining the surface and foveolae.