interinsular

insular

[in-suh-ler, ins-yuh-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to an island or islands: insular possessions.
2.
dwelling or situated on an island.
3.
forming an island: insular rocks.
4.
detached; standing alone; isolated.
5.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of islanders.
6.
narrow-minded or illiberal; provincial: insular attitudes toward foreigners.
7.
Pathology. occurring in or characterized by one or more isolated spots, patches, or the like.
8.
Anatomy. pertaining to an island of cells or tissue, as the islets of Langerhans.
noun
9.
an inhabitant of an island; islander.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin insulāris. See insula, -ar1

insularism, noun
insularity, noun
insularly, adverb
interinsular, adjective
transinsular, adjective
uninsular, adjective
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insular (ˈɪnsjʊlə)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resembling an island
2.  remote, detached, or aloof
3.  illiberal or narrow-minded
4.  isolated or separated
 
[C17: from Late Latin insulāris, from Latin insula island, isle]
 
'insularism
 
n
 
insularity
 
n
 
'insularly
 
adv

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insular
1611, "of or pertaining to an island," from L.L. insularis, from L. insula "island" (see isle). Metaphoric sense "narrow, prejudiced" is 1775, from notion of being cut off from intercourse with other nations, probably with ref. to the situation of Great Britain.
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insular in·su·lar (ĭn'sə-lər, ĭns'yə-)
adj.
Of or being an isolated tissue or island of tissue.

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