[ in-suh-luh, ins-yuh- ]

noun,plural in·su·lae [in-suh-lee, ins-yuh-]. /ˈɪn səˌli, ˈɪns yə-/. Anatomy.
  1. a group of convolutions situated at the base of the lateral fissure of the brain.

Origin of insula

1825–35; <New Latin, Latin: island; cf. isle
  • Also called Island of Reil.

Words Nearby insula Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use insula in a sentence

  • Totius aperit insula imperii fores,Ultroque prodit cana mater urbium.

  • The insula was a block of buildings several stories high, frequently let out to different families in flats.

    Architecture | Thomas Roger Smith

British Dictionary definitions for insula


/ (ˈɪnsjʊlə) /

nounplural -lae (-ˌliː)
  1. a pyramid-shaped area of the brain within each cerebral hemisphere beneath parts of the frontal and temporal lobes: Also called: island of Reil

Origin of insula

Latin, literally: island

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