islet of Langerhans

noun phrase
islet of Lang·​er·​hans | \ -ˈläŋ-ər-ˌhänz How to pronounce islet of Langerhans (audio) , -ˌhän(t)s \
plural islets of Langerhans

Definition of islet of Langerhans

: one of the clusters of small slightly granular endocrine cells that form anastomosing trabeculae among the tubules and alveoli of the pancreas and secrete insulin and glucagon

First Known Use of islet of Langerhans

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for islet of Langerhans

Paul Langerhans †1888 German physician

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“Islet of Langerhans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/islet%20of%20Langerhans. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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islet of Langerhans

noun
islet of Lang·​er·​hans | \ -ˈläŋ-ər-ˌhänz How to pronounce islet of Langerhans (audio) , -ˌhän(t)s How to pronounce islet of Langerhans (audio) \
plural islets of Langerhans

Medical Definition of islet of Langerhans

: one of the clusters of small slightly granular endocrine cells that form anastomosing trabeculae among the tubules and alveoli of the pancreas and secrete insulin and glucagon

called also islet

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