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island

 [i´land]
a cluster of cells or an isolated piece of tissue.
blood i's aggregations of mesenchymal cells in the angioblast of the embryo, developing into vascular endothelium and blood cells.
i's of Langerhans islets of Langerhans.
island of Reil insula.

in·su·la

, gen. and pl.

in·su·lae

(in'sū-lă, -lē), [TA]
1. An oval region of the cerebral cortex overlying the extreme capsule, lateral to the lenticular nucleus, buried in the depth of the fissura lateralis cerebri (sylvian fissure), separated from the adjacent frontal, parietal, and temporal opercula by the circular sulcus of insula. Synonym(s): insular area, insular cortex, island of Reil
2. Synonym(s): island
3. Any circumscribed body or patch on the skin.
[L. island]

insula

/in·su·la/ (in´sdbobr-lah) pl. in´sulae   [L.]
1. an islandlike structure.
2. a triangular area of the cerebral cortex forming the floor of the lateral cerebral fossa.

insula

(ĭn′sə-lə, ĭns′yə-)
n. pl. insu·lae (-lē′)
An oval region found in each hemisphere of the cerebral cortex, lateral to the lentiform nucleus and situated within the sylvian fissure, involved in sensation, emotion, and autonomic function. Also called island of Reil.

in·su·la

(in'sū-lă) [TA]
1. An oval region of the cerebral cortex overlying the extreme capsule, lateral to the lenticular nucleus, buried in the depth of the fissura lateralis cerebri (sylvian fissure).
Synonym(s): island of Reil.
2. Synonym(s): island.
3. Any circumscribed body or patch on the skin.
[L. island]

Reil,

Johann C., German physician, neurologist, and histologist, 1759-1813.
circular sulcus of Reil - a semicircular fissure. Synonym(s): circular sulcus of insula; limiting sulcus of Reil
island of Reil - an oval region of the cerebral cortex overlying the extreme capsule, lateral to the lenticular nucleus, buried in the depth of the fissura lateralis cerebri (sylvian fissure). Synonym(s): insula; insular area; insular cortex
limiting sulcus of Reil - Synonym(s): circular sulcus of Reil
Reil ansa - a complex fiber bundle. Synonym(s): ansa peduncularis
Reil band - Synonym(s): medial lemniscus; septomarginal trabecula
Reil ribbon - Synonym(s): medial lemniscus
Reil triangle - Synonym(s): lemniscal trigone

insula

pl. insulae [L.] a triangular area of the cerebral cortex that forms the floor of the lateral cerebral fossa.
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