Etymology
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pancreas (n.)

gland of the abdomen, 1570s, from Latinized form of Greek pankreas "sweetbread (pancreas as food), pancreas," literally "entirely flesh," from pan- "all" (see pan-) + kreas "flesh" (from PIE root *kreue- "raw flesh"), probably so called for the homogeneous substance of the organ. Related: Pancreatic.

updated on December 23, 2019

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Definitions of pancreas from WordNet

pancreas (n.)
a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin;
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