hepatopancreas

[ hep-uh-toh-pan-kree-uhs, -pang-, hi-pat-uh- ]

nounAnatomy.
  1. a large gland of shrimps, lobsters, and crabs that combines the functions of a liver and pancreas.

Origin of hepatopancreas

1
First recorded in 1880–85; hepato- + pancreas

Other words from hepatopancreas

  • hep·a·to·pan·cre·at·ic [hep-uh-toh-pan-kree-at-ik, -pang-, hi-pat-uh-], /ˌhɛp ə toʊˌpæn kriˈæt ɪk, -ˌpæŋ-, hɪˌpæt ə-/, adjective

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