islands of Langerhans


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islands of Langerhans

(ī′ləndz; läng′ər-häns′)

island

[AS. igland, island]
A structure detached from surrounding tissues or characterized by difference in structure; an islet.

blood island

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 Langerhans

Islets of Langerhans.

pancreatic islands

Islets of Langerhans.

island of Reil

Insula (1)..