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English definition of “pancreas”

pancreas

noun [C]     /ˈpæŋ.kri.əs/
an organ in the body that produces insulin (= a chemical substance that controls the amount of sugar in the blood) and substances that help to digest food so that it can be used by the bodyGlands in the human body
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