islets


islets
n. small island

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • islets — stiles …   Anagrams dictionary

  • Islets of Langerhans — is the area in which the endocrine (i.e., hormone producing) cells of the pancreas are grouped. Discovered in 1869 by the famous German pathological anatomist Paul Langerhans, the islets of Langerhans constitute approximately 1 to 2% of the mass… …   Wikipedia

  • islets of Langerhans — or islands of Langerhans [läŋ′ər hänz΄] n. 〚after P. Langerhans (1847 88), Ger histologist〛 irregular groups of endocrine cells in the pancreas that produce the hormone insulin: their degeneration may cause diabetes mellitus * * * …   Universalium

  • islets of Langerhans — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ groups of cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormones insulin and glucagon. ORIGIN named after the German anatomist Paul Langerhans (1847 88) …   English terms dictionary

  • islets of Langerhans — or islands of Langerhans [läŋ′ər hänz΄] n. [after P. Langerhans (1847 88), Ger histologist] irregular groups of endocrine cells in the pancreas that produce the hormone insulin: their degeneration may cause diabetes mellitus …   English World dictionary

  • islets of Lang|er|hans — «LAHNG uhr hahns», the small scattered endocrine glands in the pancreas that secrete insulin. Also, islands of Langerhans. ╂[< Paul Langerhans, 1847 1888, a German physician and anatomist] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Islets of Mauritius — The Islets of Mauritius includes nearly a hundred tiny islets and rocks scattered around the coast of Mauritius as well as Rodrigues. Contents 1 Île aux Cerfs 2 Round Island 3 Île de la Passe 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Islets of Granada — The islets of Granada (Spanish: Isletas de Granada ) are located in Lake Nicaragua, just southeast of the city of Granada in Nicaragua. The islets are a group of over 360 small islands and are scattered about the Asese peninsula. The 365 islets… …   Wikipedia

  • Islets and skerries in the Faroes — Besides the 18 islands of the Faroes there are also several islets and skerries. The islets are small and are geographical parts of the larger islands. The islets are measured in square hectometres, the largest being comparable in size to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Islets of Langerhans — Known as the insulin producing tissue, the islets of Langerhans do more than that. They are groups of specialized cells in the pancreas that make and secrete hormones. Named after the German pathologist Paul Langerhans (1847 1888), who discovered …   Medical dictionary


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