What is HEPATOPANCREAS?

In many invertebrates as Mollusca, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, a glandular diverticulum of the mid-gut, frequendy paired, consisting of a mass of branching tubules, and believed to carry out the functions proper to the liver and pancreas of higher vertebrates,


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