Four hundred years after Herophilus, Ruphos, in the 1st or 2nd Century AD, an anatomist -
surgeon of Ephesus, also in Asia Minor, gave the name "pancreas". Writing in Greek, the word meant "all
As an alternate theory,
The pancreas creates many different materials for the body to survive. Therefore you
might break the word down into:
Pan - All
Creas - Create
Source: From a very smart mind.
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