The excretory duct of the pancreas, extending through the gland from tail to head, where it empties into the duodenum.
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How to use pancreatic duct in a sentence
It is just beyond where the pancreatic duct reaches the intestine in both animals that the digestion of fat begins.Makers of Modern Medicine | James J. Walsh
This gland is the pancreas, and the duct is the pancreatic duct.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition | Vernon L. Kellogg
Fatty diarrhoea is believed to follow occlusion of the pancreatic duct by pancreatic calculi and chronic catarrh of the duct.
In certain amphibians, as the frog, the single pancreatic duct opens into the common bile duct (Fig. 197).The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity | George. S. Huntington
In the calf the pancreatic duct opens into the duodenum 15′ beyond the bile-duct and 3′ beyond the pylorus.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity | George. S. Huntington