pancreatic

pancreatic
pancreas NOUN (pl. pancreases) a large gland behind the stomach which secretes digestive enzymes into the duodenum.
DERIVATIVES pancreatic adjective.
ORIGIN from Greek pan 'all' + kreas 'flesh' .

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