islands of Langerhans

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is·lands of Lang·er·hans

 (ī′ləndz; läng′ər-häns′)
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Noun1.islands of Langerhans - cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
pancreas - a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
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The Islands of Langerhans are not in any of the world's oceans - they are a group of cells located in the pancreas.
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