island of Langerhans


island of Langerhans
clusters of glucagon- and insulin-secreting endocrine cells in the pancreas (Anatomy)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • island of Langerhans — island of Lang·er·hans läŋ ər .hänz, .hän(t)s n ISLET OF LANGERHANS …   Medical dictionary

  • island of langerhans — Usage: usually capitalized L Etymology: after Paul Langerhans died 1888 more at islet of langerhans : islet of langerhans …   Useful english dictionary

  • Island (disambiguation) — An island is a land mass entirely surrounded by water.Island or Islands may also refer to: In geography * Island, Belfast, an electoral ward * Island, Kentucky, a city in the United States * Island, Yonne, a commune of the Yonne département in… …   Wikipedia

  • island — islandish, islandlike, adj. islandless, adj. /uy leuhnd/, n. 1. a tract of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent. 2. something resembling an island, esp. in being isolated or having little or no direct …   Universalium

  • island — In anatomy, any isolated part, separated from the surrounding tissues by a groove, or marked by a difference in structure. SYN: insula (2) [TA]. [A.S. igland] blood i. an aggregation of splanchnic mesodermal cells on the embryonic …   Medical dictionary

  • Langerhans — Paul, German anatomist, 1847–1888. See L. cells, under cell, L. granule, L. islands, under island, islets of L., under islet …   Medical dictionary

  • islet of langerhans — ˈläŋə(r)ˌhän(t)s, hänz Usage: usually capitalized L Etymology: after Paul Langerhans died 1888 German physician : any of the groups of small slightly granular endocrine cells that form anastomosing trabeculae among the tubules and alveoli of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • islet of Langerhans — /lahng euhr hahns , hahnz , lahng geuhr /, Anat. any of several masses of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete insulin, somatostatin, and glucagon. Also called island of Langerhans. [named after Paul Langerhans (1847 88), German anatomist …   Universalium

  • Paul Langerhans — (July 25 1847 July 20 1888) was a German pathologist, physiologist biologist.Eponymous terms* Islets of Langerhans Pancreatic cells which produce insulin. Langerhans discovered these cells during his studies for his doctorate at the Berlin… …   Wikipedia

  • islands of Langerhans — noun cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones • Syn: ↑isles of Langerhans, ↑islets of Langerhans • Hypernyms: ↑endocrine gland, ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland • …   Useful english dictionary


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