he·​pa·​to·​pan·​cre·​as ˌhe-pə-tō-ˈpaŋ-krē-əs How to pronounce hepatopancreas (audio)
: a glandular structure (as of a crustacean) that combines the digestive functions of the vertebrate liver and pancreas

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hepatopancreas was in 1884

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“Hepatopancreas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hepatopancreas. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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