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noun Biochemistry.
a thick, colorless, very alkaline fluid secreted by the pancreas, containing enzymes that break down protein, fat, and starch.
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Origin of pancreatic juice

First recorded in 1655–65
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pancreatic juice

noun
the clear alkaline secretion of the pancreas that is released into the duodenum and contains several digestive enzymes
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