Meaning of hepatopancreas

hep•a•to•pan•cre•as

Pronunciation: (hep"u-tō-pan'krē-us, -pang'-, hi-pat"u-), [key]
— n. Anat.
  1. a large gland of shrimps, lobsters, and crabs that combines the functions of a liver and pancreas.
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