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islets of Langerhans

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Irregular clusters of endocrine cells scattered throughout the tissue of the pancreas that secrete insulin and glucagon.

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  • noun anatomy, biology regions in the pancreas that contain its endocrine cells

Etymologies

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

[After Paul Langerhans, (1847–1888), German pathologist.]

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Named after Paul Langerhans, the German anatomist who discovered these regions in the pancreas.

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