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What body part's name comes from the Greek for "all flesh"

Question #128001. Asked by sb22705.
Last updated Oct 12 2016.
Originally posted Nov 24 2012 1:31 PM.

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The Pancreas comes from Greek for "all flesh" or "entirely flesh".
1570s, from Latinized form of Greek pankreas "sweetbread (pancreas as food), pancreas," literally "entirely flesh," from pan- "all" (see pan- ) + kreas "flesh" (see raw ), probably on notion of homogeneous substance of the organ.


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Response last updated by Terry on Oct 12 2016.
Nov 24 2012, 1:40 PM
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