from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the insulin-producing cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.
  • n. Any of the basophilic chromophil cells located in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.

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  • n. a cell that produces insulin in the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas


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