pancreatic duct


Definition of pancreatic duct

: a duct leading from the pancreas and opening into the duodenum

First Known Use of pancreatic duct

1784, in the meaning defined above

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“Pancreatic duct.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of pancreatic duct

: a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine:
a : the chief duct of the pancreas that runs from left to right through the body of the gland, passes out its neck, and empties into the duodenum either through an opening shared with the common bile duct or through one close to it

called also duct of Wirsung, Wirsung's duct

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