islets of Lang|er|hans


islets of Lang|er|hans
islets of Lang|er|hans «LAHNG uhr hahns»,
the small scattered endocrine glands in the pancreas that secrete insulin. Also, islands of Langerhans.
[< Paul Langerhans, 1847-1888, a German physician and anatomist]

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