Hep'a·to-pan'cre·as noun [ Greek 'h^par , 'h`patos , the liver + English pancreas .] (Zoology) A digestive gland in Crustacea, Mollusca, etc., usually called the liver, but different from the liver of vertebrates.
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<marine biology> Digestive gland of crustaceans with functions approximately analogous to liver and pancreas of vertebrates enzyme secretion, food absorption and storage. ... <zoology> A digestive gland in Crustacea, Mollusca, etc, usually called the liver, but different from the liver o...
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• (n.) A digestive gland in Crustacea, Mollusca, etc., usually called the liver, but different from the liver of vertebrates.
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The hepatopancreas, digestive gland or midgut gland is an organ of the digestive tract of arthropods, molluscs and fish. It provides the functions which in mammals are provided separately by the liver and pancreas, including the production of digestive enzymes, and absorption of digested food. ==Ar...
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Digestive gland of crustaceans with functions approximately analogous to liver and pancreas of vertebrates - enzyme secretion, food absorption and storage.
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(from the article `horseshoe crab`) Further physical breakdown of food occurs in the gizzard. Digestive enzymes are secreted into a long stomach-intestine by a large organ called the ...
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