Definition of hepatopancreas in English:


Syllabification: hep·a·to·pan·cre·as
Pronunciation: /ˌhepətōˈpaNGkrēəs, -ˈpankrēəs


  • technical term for digestive gland.
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    • 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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