accessory pancreatic duct

noun

Medical Definition of accessory pancreatic duct

: a duct of the pancreas that branches from the chief pancreatic duct and opens into the duodenum above it

called also duct of Santorini

Learn More about accessory pancreatic duct

Cite this Entry

“Accessory pancreatic duct.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/accessory%20pancreatic%20duct. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

Comments on accessory pancreatic duct

What made you want to look up accessory pancreatic duct? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!