insulitis

noun

in·​su·​li·​tis ˌin(t)-sə-ˈlīt-əs How to pronounce insulitis (audio)
: invasion of the pancreatic islets of Langerhans by lymphocytes that produces an inflammatory or autoimmune response and results in destruction of the beta cells of the pancreas

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“Insulitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/insulitis. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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