branched tubular gland

branched tubular gland

[¦brancht ¦tüb·yə·lər ′gland]
(anatomy)
A multicellular structure with tube-shaped glandular portions connected to the surface of the containing organ or structure by a common secreting duct.
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In mucosa, glands abnormally develop into tubular and branched tubular glands that are connected by dense connective tissue, and the lymphoid nodule or tissue mainly exists in the lamina propria (Fig.
The fundic glands are simple, branched tubular glands that extend from the bottom of the gastric pits to the muscularis mucosae (Figure 1), and are formed by four functional types of cells: mucous neck cells, chief cells, enteroendocrine cells, parietal cells (also called oxyntic cells), and undifferentiated cells.

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