pancreatin

noun

pan·​cre·​a·​tin pan-ˈkrē-ə-tən How to pronounce pancreatin (audio)
ˈpaŋ-krē-,
ˈpan-
: a mixture of enzymes from the pancreatic juice
also : a preparation containing such a mixture

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pancreatin was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Pancreatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pancreatin. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

pancreatin

noun
: a mixture of enzymes from the pancreatic juice
also : a preparation containing such a mixture obtained from the pancreas of the domestic swine or ox and used as a digestant
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