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Also pancreatico‑.

The pancreas.

Greek pankreas, pankreat‑, from pan, all, plus kreas, flesh.

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas; a pancreatectomy (Greek ektomē, excision) is its surgical removal; pancreatin is a mixture of enzymes obtained from animal pancreases, given as a medicine to aid digestion; pancreatography is examination of the pancreas by x-rays, ultrasound, or other means. The adjective relating to the pancreas is pancreatic; the less common alternative form pancreatico‑ has been formed from it by adding the linking vowel ‑o‑: pancreaticoduodenal refers to the pancreas and duodenum considered together.

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