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insula

[in-suh-luh, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn sə lə, ˈɪns yə-/
noun, plural insulae
[in-suh-lee, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌli, ˈɪns yə-/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
a group of convolutions situated at the base of the lateral fissure of the brain.
Also called Island of Reil.
Origin of insula
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin, Latin: island; cf. isle
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  • When the experimental subjects were exposed to the cost of the product, their insula and prefrontal cortex were activated.
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insula

/ˈɪnsjʊlə/
noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː)
1.
a pyramid-shaped area of the brain within each cerebral hemisphere beneath parts of the frontal and temporal lobes Also called island of Reil
Word Origin
Latin, literally: island
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Word Origin and History for insula
n.

Latin, literally "an island" (also, in ancient Rome, "a block of buildings"); see isle.

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insula in Medicine

insula in·su·la (ĭn'sə-lə, ĭns'yə-)
n. pl. -lae (-lē')

  1. Island.

  2. A circumscribed body or patch on the skin.

  3. See island of Reil.

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