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hepatopancreas Line breaks: hep¦ato|pan¦creas
Pronunciation: /ˌhɛpətəʊˈpaŋkrɪəs/ /hɛˌpatəʊˈpaŋkrɪəs/

Definition of hepatopancreas in English:

noun

Technical term for digestive gland.
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.

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