islet of Langerhans
[ lahng-er-hahns, -hahnz, lahng-ger- ]
/ ˈlɑŋ ərˌhɑns, -ˌhɑnz, ˈlɑŋ gər- /
any of several masses of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete insulin, somatostatin, and glucagon.
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Also called island of Langerhans.
Origin of islet of Langerhans
Named after Paul Langerhans (1847–88), German anatomist, who described them in 1869
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