Pancreatic

Pan`cre*at"ic

(?), a. [Cf. F. pancratique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pancreas; as, the pancreatic secretion, digestion, ferments.
[1913 Webster]

Pancreatic juice (Physiol.), a colorless alkaline fluid secreted intermittently by the pancreatic gland. It is one of the most important of the digestive fluids, containing at least three distinct enzymes, trypsin, steapsin (lipase) and an amylase, by which it acts upon all three classes of food stuffs. See Pancreas.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

 

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