pancreatic juice

pancreatic juice

noun Biochemistry.
a thick, colorless, very alkaline fluid secreted by the pancreas, containing enzymes that break down protein, fat, and starch.

Origin:
1655–65

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pancreatic juice
 
n
the clear alkaline secretion of the pancreas that is released into the duodenum and contains several digestive enzymes

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pancreatic juice n.
A clear, alkaline secretion of the pancreas containing enzymes that aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

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