- pancreas:  Etymologically, pancreas means ‘all-flesh’. It is a modern Latin adaptation of Greek págkreas, a compound formed from the prefix pan- ‘all’ and kréas ‘flesh’. This was presumably an allusion to the homogeneous substance of the organ. The term sweetbread, denoting the ‘pancreas used as food’, also dates from the 16th century. The -bread element may represent Old English brǣd ‘flesh’ rather than modern English bread.
- pancreas (n.)
- 1570s, from Latinized form of Greek pankreas "sweetbread (pancreas as food), pancreas," literally "entirely flesh," from pan- "all" (see pan-) + kreas "flesh" (see raw), probably on notion of homogeneous substance of the organ.
- 1. Insulin is secreted by the pancreas.
- 2. There are about 1.5 million islets is the pancreas.
- 3. Duodenun is joined to the liver and to the pancreas by ducts.
- 4. Insulin is secreted by beta cells, specialized cells in the pancreas.
- 5. Another possible way to control juvenile - onset diabetes is the pancreas transplant.
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