islet of Langerhans
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is′let of Lang′er•hans(ˈlɑŋ ərˌhɑns, -ˌhɑnz)
any of the clusters of endocrine cells in the pancreas that are specialized to secrete insulin, somatostatin, or glucagon.Also called is′land of Lang′erhans.
[after Paul Langerhans (1847–88), German anatomist]
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