pancreatic

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pancreatic \Pan'cre*at"ic\, adjective [Cf. F. pancr['e]atique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pancreas; as, the pancreatic secretion, digestion, ferments.

{Pancreatic juice} (Physiol.), a colorless alkaline fluid secreted intermittently by the pancreatic gland. It is one of the most important of the digestive fluids, containing at least three distinct enzymes, trypsin, steapsin (lipase) and an amylase, by which it acts upon all three classes of food stuffs. See {Pancreas}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pancreatic

adjective

1: of or involving the pancreas; "pancreatic cancer"


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