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PANCREAS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pancreas mean? 

PANCREAS (noun)
  The noun PANCREAS has 1 sense:

1. a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin

  Familiarity information: PANCREAS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PANCREAS (noun)


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Meaning:

A large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("pancreas" is a kind of...):

duct gland; exocrine; exocrine gland (a gland that secretes externally through a duct)

Meronyms (parts of "pancreas"):

pancreatic duct (a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine)

islands of Langerhans; isles of Langerhans; islets of Langerhans (cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones)

Holonyms ("pancreas" is a part of...):

digestive system; gastrointestinal system; systema alimentarium; systema digestorium (the system that makes food absorbable into the body)


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