islands of Calleja

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is·lands of Ca·lle·ja

(kahl-yā'hah),
dense clusters of very small nerve cells (granule cells) characteristic of the olfactory tubercle at the base of the forebrain.

islands of Calleja

Groups of densely packed, small cells in the cortex of the gyrus hippocampi. Synonym: islets of Calleja
See also: island

Calleja,

Camilo, Spanish anatomist, d. 1913.
islands of Calleja - dense clusters of very small nerve cells (granule cells) characteristic of the olfactory tubercle at the base of the forebrain.