1. pancreas

noun. ['ˈpænkriːəs'] a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin.


  • isles of Langerhans
  • exocrine gland
  • systema alimentarium
  • pancreatic duct
  • duct gland
  • systema digestorium
  • gastrointestinal system
  • islands of Langerhans
  • islets of Langerhans
  • digestive system

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Rhymes with Pancreas

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How do you pronounce pancreas?

Pronounce pancreas as ˈpænkriəs.

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Sentences with pancreas

1. Noun, plural
Your pancreas secretes insulin to help break down glucose so that your body can use it for energy.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The pancreas is the organ that produces insulin.