pancreatic juice

noun Biochemistry.

a thick, colorless, very alkaline fluid secreted by the pancreas, containing enzymes that break down protein, fat, and starch.

Nearby words

  1. pancreatic,
  2. pancreatic artery,
  3. pancreatic digestion,
  4. pancreatic duct,
  5. pancreatic fibrosis,
  6. pancreatic vein,
  7. pancreatico-,
  8. pancreaticoduodenal,
  9. pancreaticoduodenal artery,
  10. pancreaticoduodenal vein

Origin of pancreatic juice

First recorded in 1655–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pancreatic juice

pancreatic juice


the clear alkaline secretion of the pancreas that is released into the duodenum and contains several digestive enzymes
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Medicine definitions for pancreatic juice

pancreatic juice


A clear, alkaline secretion of the pancreas containing enzymes that aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

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