Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Stomach > Mucosa; Mucous membrane > Gastric folds; Gastric rugae



During the contracted state of the organ it is thrown into numerous plaits or rugæ (Gastric folds; Gastric rugae), which, for the most part, have a longitudinal direction, and are most marked toward the pyloric end of the stomach, and along the greater curvature. These folds are entirely obliterated when the organ becomes distended.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from


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