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insular

 [in´su-lar]
pertaining to the insula or to an island, as the islets of Langerhans.

in·su·lar

(in'sū-lăr),
Relating to any insula, especially the island of Reil.

insular

/in·su·lar/ (-sdbobr-ler) pertaining to the insula or to an island, as the islands of Langerhans.

insular

(ĭn′sə-lər, ĭns′yə-)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or constituting an island.
b. Living or located on an island.
2.
a. Suggestive of the isolated life of an island: "He is an exceedingly insular man, so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist" (Leonard Michaels).
b. Circumscribed and detached in outlook and experience; narrow or provincial.
3. Anatomy Of or relating to isolated tissue or an island of tissue.

in′su·lar·ism, in′su·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
in′su·lar·ly adv.

in·su·lar

(in'sŭ-lăr)
Relating to any insula, especially the island of Reil.

insular

pertaining to the insula or to an island, as the islands of Langerhans.
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