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Topic: HUMAN

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek pankreas, from pan- ( PAN-) + kreas 'flesh'

pancreas

noun
     
pan‧cre‧as [countable]
HBH a gland inside your body, near your stomach, that produces insulin and a liquid that helps your body to use the food that you eat
pancreatic adjective
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