hepatopancreas

noun
he·​pa·​to·​pan·​cre·​as | \ ˌhe-pə-tō-ˈpaŋ-krē-əs How to pronounce hepatopancreas (audio) , -ˈpan-, hi-ˌpa-tə- \

Definition of hepatopancreas

: a glandular structure (as of a crustacean) that combines the digestive functions of the vertebrate liver and pancreas

First Known Use of hepatopancreas

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Hepatopancreas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hepatopancreas. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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