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islet

 [i´let]
an island.
i's of Langerhans (pancreatic i's) irregular microscopic structures scattered throughout the pancreas and comprising its endocrine portion. They contain the alpha cells, which secrete the hyperglycemic factor glucagon; the beta cells, which secrete insulin, and whose degeneration is one of the causes of diabetes mellitus; and the delta cells, which secrete somatostatin.
Walthard's i's microscopic inclusions of the ovarian germinal epithelium, which have been implicated in the development of Brenner tumors.

is·let

(ī'let),
A small island.

is·let

(ī'lĕt)
A small island.
References in classic literature ?
Suddenly the whole shadowy coast, the blurred islets, the heaven itself, swayed about twice, then came to a rest.
Then he remembered in a flash what the Burgomaster gull had screamed to him when he was a little yearling at Walrus Islet, and he tumbled backward in the water, for he knew that he had found Sea Cow at last.
And, so strolling, Van Horn was given to see what few white men have seen, for Langa-Langa and her sister islets, beautiful beads strung along the lee coast of Malaita, were as unique as they were unexplored.
Originally these islets had been mere sand-banks and coral reefs awash in the sea or shallowly covered by the sea.
Keelung City Government announced on Thursday (June 20) that Keelung Islet off Taiwan's northern coast will be open for the public to visit on June 25 after it was closed five years ago for repair from damage caused by a typhoon, Central News Agency reported.
Microscopic evaluation of the islet cells with special stains like Masson's trichrome, chrome alum haematoxylin, PAS etc.
GERMANTOWN, Md., November 12, 2018 -- Regenerative medicine company Seraxis Inc., announced the publication of "important trial considerations" for SR-01, its pluripotent stem cell-derived islet therapy for insulin-dependent diabetes.
GERMANTOWN, Md., November 12, 2018-Regenerative medicine company Seraxis Inc., announced the publication of "important trial considerations" for SR-01, its pluripotent stem cell -derived islet therapy for insulin-dependent diabetes.
The military leadership is building a fisherman's shelter at an uninhabited islet fronting Bashi Channel in the island province of Batanes to further strengthen its maritime domain awareness and disaster response capabilities.
Recent studies have focused mainly on islet encapsulation and immunoisolation, documenting high clinical relevance [7].
Regions of interest were drawn around islets to measure fluorescence intensity per islet for each individual islet.
Insulin deficiency caused by autoimmune injury of islet [beta] cells is the primary cause of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).