- a thick, colorless, very alkaline fluid secreted by the pancreas, containing enzymes that break down protein, fat, and starch.
Origin of pancreatic juice
First recorded in 1655–65
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- the clear alkaline secretion of the pancreas that is released into the duodenum and contains several digestive enzymes
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- A clear, alkaline secretion of the pancreas containing enzymes that aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
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