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[ pan-kree-uh-tin, pang- ]
/ ˈpæn kri ə tɪn, ˈpæŋ- /


Biochemistry. a substance containing the pancreatic enzymes, trypsin, amylase, and lipase.
a commercial preparation of this substance, obtained from the pancreas of the hog or ox, and used chiefly as a digestive.

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Origin of pancreatin

First recorded in 1870–75; pancreat- + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pancreatin


/ (ˈpæŋkrɪətɪn) /


the powdered extract of the pancreas of certain animals, such as the pig, used in medicine as an aid to digestion by virtue of the enzymes it contains
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Medicine definitions for pancreatin


[ păngkrē-ə-tĭn, păng-krēə-tĭn ]


A mixture of pancreatic juice enzymes, such as amylase, lipase, and trypsin, extracted from animals such as cattle or hogs and used as a digestive aid.
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