Definition for PAN'CRE-AS

PAN'CRE-AS, n. [Gr. παν, all, and κρεας, flesh.]

A gland of the body situated between the bottom of the stomach and the vertebers of the loins, reaching from the liver to the spleen, and attached to the peritonæum. It is two fingers in breadth, and six in length, soft and supple. It secretes a kind of saliva and pours it into the duodenum. – Quincy. Coxe.

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