Definition of hepatopancreas in English:

hepatopancreas

Line breaks: hep¦ato|pan¦creas
Pronunciation: /ˌhɛpətəʊˈpaŋkrɪəs
 
, hɛˌpatəʊ-/

noun

technical term for digestive gland.
More example sentences
  • Yolk proteins may be produced in follicle cells or the ovary or even the hepatopancreas and fat body.
  • Previous studies suggest that the site of decapod crustacean vitellogenin synthesis is the ovary, the hepatopancreas or both.
  • For some experiments, samples of gill, claw muscle, hepatopancreas, gonad, and thoracic ganglion were also removed to serve as controls.

More definitions of hepatopancreas

Definition of hepatopancreas in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsɛmbləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…