island


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

is·land

(ī'land),
In anatomy, any isolated part, separated from the surrounding tissues by a groove, or marked by a difference in structure.
Synonym(s): insula (2) [TA]
[A.S. īgland]

island

/is·land/ (i´lind) a cluster of cells or isolated piece of tissue.
blood islands  aggregations of mesenchymal cells in the angioblast of the early embryo, developing into vascular endothelium and blood cells.
bone island  a benign focus of mature cortical bone within trabecular bone on a radiograph.
islands of Langerhans  see under islet.
islands of pancreas  islets of Langerhans.
island of Reil  insula.

island

(ī′lənd)
n.
Anatomy A cluster of cells differing in structure or function from the cells constituting the surrounding tissue.

island

[i′lənd]
Etymology: OE, īegland, island
See islet.
Medspeak A distinct zone of cells or tissue
Vox populi A zone sharply separated from another

is·land

(ī'lănd)
anatomy Any isolated part, separated from the surrounding tissues by a groove, or marked by a difference in structure.
Synonym(s): insula (2) .
[A.S. īgland]

island

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.
island of Calleja
discrete group of very small nerve cells in the olfactory tubercle of the forebrain.
i's of Langerhans
see islet of Langerhans.
island outbreak
outbreak limited to a specific population, usually a herd, caused often by a localized lack of immunity in a closed herd.

Patient discussion about island

Q. do you know of a good gastro doctor in staten island ny. I have acid refex so bad cant sleep, or lay flat.. years ago was told I had a hiatus hernia, and would only have fLare ups once in a while, have taken nexium for years, and it worked, but not anymore.. I really need to find a good doctor to test me again.

A. yazmine, if you want, you can try consume daily yogurt with a little apple cider vinegar in it (just add 5ml of ACV in your yogurt). some of gastric problems are believed to be caused by some bacteria. apple cider vinegar will help regulate the normal condition inside your gastric mucosa, so that for the long run it probably can help improve your condition.

More discussions about island
References in classic literature ?
This is the most beautiful island of the Sandwich group.
There were between twenty and thirty white men at that time resident in the island, but many of them were mere vagabonds, who remained there in hopes of leading a lazy and an easy life.
two volcanic islands emerged of unequal size, surrounded by a coral reef that measured forty miles in circumference.
But D'Entrecasteaux, ignoring this communication-- rather uncertain, besides--directed his course towards the Admiralty Islands, mentioned in a report of Captain Hunter's as being the place where La Perouse was wrecked.
The whole group of islands had just been taken possession of by Rear-Admiral Du Petit Thouars, in the name of the invincible French nation.
We afterwards learned that our eccentric friend had been a lieutenant in the English navy; but having disgraced his flag by some criminal conduct in one of the principal ports on the main, he had deserted his ship, and spent many years wandering among the islands of the Pacific, until accidentally being at Nukuheva when the French took possession of the place, he had been appointed pilot of the harbour by the newly constituted authorities.
He was going to find Sea Cow, if there was such a person in the sea, and he was going to find a quiet island with good firm beaches for seals to live on, where men could not get at them.
The uplan species (Anas Magellanica) is common, in pairs and in smal flocks, throughout the island.
that on the south side, which had hurried me away, and that on the north, which lay about a league on the other side; I say, between these two, in the wake of the island, I found the water at least still, and running no way; and having still a breeze of wind fair for me, I kept on steering directly for the island, though not making such fresh way as I did before.
At six o'clock in the morning they left their cabin, and landed on the island of Koumbeni.
Ross shook her head scornfully, as if drink was a weakness beneath the weakest of Island McGill.
The light begun to come before we got to the foot of the island.