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is·lets of Lang·er·hans

 (ī′lĭts; läng′ər-häns′)
pl.n.
Irregular clusters of endocrine cells scattered throughout the tissue of the pancreas that secrete insulin and glucagon. Also called islands of Langerhans.

[After Paul Langerhans (1847-1888), German pathologist.]
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islets of Langerhans

(ˈlæŋəˌhæns) or

islands of Langerhans

pl n
(Anatomy) small groups of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormones insulin and glucagon
[C19: named after Paul Langerhans (1847–88), German physician]
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is·lets of Lang·er·hans

(ī′lĭts əv läng′ər-häns′)
Irregular clusters of endocrine cells that are scattered throughout the tissue of the pancreas and secrete insulin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.islets 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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