noun Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of pancreas
Examples from the Web for pancreas
The shot damaged his liver, lungs, pancreas and spleen and has left him paralyzed from the waist down.
The internal injuries cost him his spleen and part of his pancreas, but he could skate without those.
Eventually Jobs did have surgery, but by then it was too late—the cancer had spread beyond his pancreas.
Steve Jobs was right to be optimistic when, in 2004, he announced that he had cancer in his pancreas.
The surgery removes the right side of the pancreas, the gallbladder, and parts of the stomach, bile duct, and small intestine.
For about an inch from this cyst, the track of the ball behind the pancreas was completely obliterated by the healing process.The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield|Emma Elizabeth Brown
The pancreas of the calf is not active on starchy materials.
Its position being coincident with that of the stomach, liver, and pancreas, the anterior appendage can scarcely be seen.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator|Albert M. Reese
The pancreas, or sweetbread, is much smaller than the liver.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
Within this loop is a long pinkish gland, the pancreas, which empties by a duct into the duodenum.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
British Dictionary definitions for pancreas
Word Origin for pancreas
Word Origin and History for pancreas
1570s, from Latinized form of Greek pankreas "sweetbread (pancreas as food), pancreas," literally "entirely flesh," from pan- "all" (see pan-) + kreas "flesh" (see raw), probably on notion of homogeneous substance of the organ.
Medicine definitions for pancreas
n. pl. pan•cre•a•ta (păng-krē′ə-tə)
Science definitions for pancreas
Culture definitions for pancreas
A gland behind the stomach that functions in both the endocrine system and the digestive system. Its endocrine function involves the secretion into the bloodstream of insulin, which regulates the level of sugars in the blood. As part of the digestive system, the pancreas secretes into the small intestine a fluid containing enzymes that is used in the digestion of all foods.