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Noun: pancreas  pan-kree-us
  1. A large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin

Derived forms: pancreases

Type of: duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland

Part of: digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium

Encyclopedia: Pancreas, exocrine