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islands of Langerhans(ī′ləndz; läng′ər-häns′)
See islets of Langerhans.
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island[AS. igland, island]
A structure detached from surrounding tissues or characterized by difference in structure; an islet.
The early collections of cells in the embryo that give rise to blood and blood-forming organs later in life.
islands of Calleja
Groups of densely packed, small cells in the cortex of the gyrus hippocampi. Synonym: islets of Calleja
islands of LangerhansIslets of Langerhans.
pancreatic islandsIslets of Langerhans.
island of ReilInsula (1)..
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