Meaning of pancreas


Pronunciation: (pan'krē-us, pang'-), [key]
— n. Anat., Zool.
  1. a gland, situated near the stomach, that secretes a digestive fluid into the intestine through one or more ducts and also secretes the hormone insulin. Cf.
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