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hepatopancreas

[hep-uh-toh-pan-kree-uh s, -pang-, hi-pat-uh-] /ˌhɛp ə toʊˈpæn kri əs, -ˈpæŋ-, hɪˌpæt ə-/
noun, Anatomy
1.
a large gland of shrimps, lobsters, and crabs that combines the functions of a liver and pancreas.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; hepato- + pancreas
Related forms
hepatopancreatic
[hep-uh-toh-pan-kree-at-ik, -pang-, hi-pat-uh-] /ˌhɛp ə toʊˌpæn kriˈæt ɪk, -ˌpæŋ-, hɪˌpæt ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The highest levels of chemical contaminant's are found in the hepatopancreas, commonly known as the tomalley or green gland.

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