hepatopancreas etymology

English word hepatopancreas comes from English pancreas, English hepato- (Pertaining to the liver.)

Detailed word origin of hepatopancreas

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pancreas English (eng) (anatomy) A gland near the stomach which secretes a fluid into the duodenum to help with food digestion. The fluid contains protease, carbohydrase and lipase, which breaks down larger molecules into smaller pieces. The pancreas also produces the hormones insulin and glucagon which regulate blood sugar. These hormones are released into the cardiovascular system.
hepato- English (eng) Pertaining to the liver.
hepatopancreas English (eng) An organ of the digestive tract of arthropods and fish, which provides the functions which in mammals are provided separately by the liver and pancreas.

Words with the same origin as hepatopancreas

Descendants of pancreas
pancreatectomy pancreatitis pancreatoduodenectomy
Descendants of hepato-
hemihepatectomy hepatalgia hepatobiliary hepatoblast hepatocarcinoma hepatocele hepatocholangial hepatocirrhosis hepatocystic hepatoduodenal hepatoenteric hepatofugal hepatogastric hepatogenesis hepatology hepatonephrotoxicity hepatorrhagia hepatorrhea hepatosis hepatosplenic hepatosteatosis hepatotactic hepatotumorigenesis hepcidin