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islet

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noun is·let \ˈī-lət\

Simple Definition of islet

  • : a small island

Full Definition of islet

  1. 1 :  a little island

  2. 2 :  islet of Langerhans

Examples of islet

  1. <landed the boat on a tiny islet that we had all to ourselves>



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First Known Use of islet

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Rhymes with islet


ISLET Defined for Kids

islet

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noun is·let \ˈī-lət\

Definition of islet

  1. :  a small island




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islet

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noun is·let \ˈī-lət\

Medical Definition of islet

  1. :  a small isolated mass of one type of tissue within a different type; specifically :  islet of langerhans




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