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Pancreas: A spongy, tube-shaped organ that is about 6 inches long and is located in the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of the...

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  • Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
  • Mosby's Medical Dictionary
  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary
  • Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary