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pancreas

noun [C] uk   us   /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 body
Translations of “pancreas”
in Arabic البِنكِرياس…
in Korean 췌장…
in Malaysian pankreas…
in French pancréas…
in Italian pancreas…
in Chinese (Traditional) 胰妥妁凸, 胰…
in Vietnamese tuyến tuỵ…
in Spanish páncreas…
in Portuguese pâncreas…
in Thai ตับอ่อน…
in German die Bauchspeicheldrüse…
in Catalan pàncrees…
in Japanese すい臓…
in Indonesian pankreas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胰腺…
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