[hep-uh-toh-pan-kree-uhs, -pang-, hi-pat-uh-]
noun Anatomy.
a large gland of shrimps, lobsters, and crabs that combines the functions of a liver and pancreas.

1880–85; hepato- + pancreas

hepatopancreatic [hep-uh-toh-pan-kree-at-ik, -pang-, hi-pat-uh-] , adjective
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