islet

[ ahy-lit ]
/ ˈaɪ lɪt /

noun

a very small island.

adjective

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

Origin of islet

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

Related forms

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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Medicine definitions for islet

islet

[ īlĭt ]

n.

A small island.
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