HyperDic: pancreas

English > 1 sense of the word pancreas:
NOUNbodypancreasa large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach
pancreas > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > pancreas: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin.
Part ofdigestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestoriumThe system that makes food absorbable into the body
Partsislands of Langerhans, isles of Langerhans, islets of Langerhanscell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ
pancreatic ductA duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine
Broaderexocrine gland, exocrine, duct glandA gland that secretes externally through a duct
Adjectivespancreaticof or involving the pancreas

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