pancreatic juice

noun

: a clear alkaline secretion of pancreatic enzymes (such as trypsin and lipase) that flows into the duodenum and acts on food already acted on by the gastric juice and saliva

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1666, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pancreatic juice was circa 1666

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“Pancreatic juice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pancreatic%20juice. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

pancreatic juice

noun
: a clear digestive fluid that contains enzymes produced by the pancreas and that flows into the duodenum

Medical Definition

pancreatic juice

noun
: a clear alkaline secretion of pancreatic enzymes (as trypsin and lipase) that flows into the duodenum and acts on food already acted on by the gastric juice and saliva

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