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Medical Term:

pancreatic duct


the excretory duct of the pancreas that extends through the gland from tail to head, where it empties into the duodenum at the greater duodenal papilla.

Synonym(s): ductus pancreaticusTA, Hoffmann duct, Wirsung canal, Wirsung duct

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