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1. Any of the insulin-producing cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.
2. Any of the basophilic chromophil cells located in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
a cell in the islets of Langerhans that produces and secretes insulin.
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|Noun||1.||beta cell - a cell that produces insulin in the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas|
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals