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islets of Langerhans

islands of Langerhans

pl n
  1. small groups of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormones insulin and glucagon
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Word Origin

C19: named after Paul Langerhans (1847–88), German physician
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islets of langerhans in Medicine

islets of Langerhans

pl.n.
  1. Irregular clusters of endocrine cells scattered throughout the tissue of the pancreas that secrete insulin and glucagon.islands of Langerhans
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islets of Langerhans

lĭts əv längər-häns′]
  1. Irregular clusters of endocrine cells that are scattered throughout the tissue of the pancreas. The islets of Langerhans contain cells that produce and secrete the hormones insulin and glucagon.
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