Definition of pancreatic in US English:

pancreatic

adjective

  • Relating to the pancreas.

    ‘pancreatic enzymes’
    ‘pancreatic cancer’
    • ‘Carbohydrates are broken down to simple sugars by pancreatic amylase.’
    • ‘The French physiologist Claude Bernard showed in the 1840s that both pancreatic juice and bile (from the liver) were necessary for the absorption of fat.’
    • ‘A higher fiber diet, a complete vegetarian diet, or pancreatic digestive enzyme may be of benefit.’
    • ‘In recent years, it has become clear that the islets secrete several more hormones, including gastrin and pancreatic polypeptide.’
    • ‘The enzymes enter the narrowest ducts of the branching secretory system, and then pass by larger and larger ducts to the single pancreatic duct itself.’
    • ‘Patients with pancreatic insufficiency have difficulty absorbing calcium and are especially at risk for developing osteoporosis.’
    • ‘The findings may help in part to explain the failure of previous transplantation trials of pancreatic islets in diabetic patients.’
    • ‘Extremely high blood fat levels can cause recurrent abdominal pain due to pancreatic inflammation.’
    • ‘One of the objectives was to assess the safety of administering the gene therapy locally to the pancreatic tumour.’
    • ‘A healthy pancreas produces about 1.5 quarts of pancreatic juice a day.’

Pronunciation

pancreatic

/ˌpaNGkrēˈadik//ˌpæŋkriˈædɪk/