hepatopancreas

noun he·pa·to·pan·cre·as \ ˌhe-pə-tō-ˈpaŋ-krē-əs , -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

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1884

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