pancreatic juice

noun

Definition of pancreatic juice

: 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

First Known Use of pancreatic juice

circa 1666, in the meaning defined above

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“Pancreatic juice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pancreatic%20juice. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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pancreatic juice

noun

Medical Definition of pancreatic juice

: 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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