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islet

[ ahy-lit ]
/ ˈaɪ lɪt /
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noun

a very small island.

adjective

Anatomy. situated in or pertaining to the islet of Langerhans: islet cells.

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Origin of islet

From the Middle French word islette, dating back to 1530–40. See isle, -et

OTHER WORDS FROM islet

is·let·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for islet

islet
/ (ˈaɪlɪt) /

noun

a small island

Word Origin for islet

C16: from Old French islette; see isle
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Medical definitions for islet

islet
[ īlĭt ]

n.

A small island.
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