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noun (pancreases, pl2=pancreata)
  1. (anatomy) A gland near the stomach which secretes a fluid to help with food digestion and also the hormone insulin which helps the body process glucose (or sugars).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: alvleesklier, buikspeekselklier,
    1. Dutch, pancreas
    2. French: pancréas
    3. German: Bauchspeicheldrí¼se , Pankreas
      (trans-mid)
    4. Italian:
    5. Spanish: pí¡ncreas
Etymology: Existing in English since the sixteenth century: from Latin, pancreas, from Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (italbrac, pankreas), from (polytonic, -) (italbrac, pan-), "pan-English, pan-, allEnglish, all-" + (polytonic, ) (italbrac, kreas), "flesh".<ref name="COED-etym">The Concise Oxford English Dictionary Eleventh Edition</ref>


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