HyperDic: isles_of_langerhans

English > 1 sense of the expression isles of Langerhans:
NOUNbodyisles of Langerhans, islands of Langerhans, islets of Langerhanscell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ
English > isles of Langerhans: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaningcell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones.
Synonymsislands of Langerhans, islets of Langerhans
Part ofpancreasA large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach
Broaderendocrine gland, endocrine, ductless glandAny of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
CatalanIllots de Langerhans

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