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Duodenal gland

duodenal gland n.
Any of the small, branched, coiled tubular glands situated deeply in the submucosa of the first part of the duodenum and secreting an alkaline mucus that helps neutralize gastric acid in the chyme. Also called Brunner’s gland.


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