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island of Reil

[rahyl] /raɪl/
noun, Anatomy
1.
Origin
named after J. C. Reil (died 1813), German physician

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
1825-35; < New Latin, Latin: island; cf. isle
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British Dictionary definitions for island reil

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

island of Reil

/raɪl/
noun
1.
another name for insula
Word Origin
after Johann Reil (died 1813), German physician
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insula

n.

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

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island reil 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.

island of Reil (rīl)
n.
An oval region of the cerebral cortex, lateral to the lentiform nucleus, and buried in the fissure of sylvius.. Also called insula.

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Encyclopedia Article for island reil

insula

(Latin: "island"), in architecture, block of grouped but separate buildings or a single structure in ancient Rome and Ostia. The insulae were largely tenements providing economically practical housing where land values were high and population dense. Distinct from the domus, the upper-class private residence, they were inhabited primarily by the labouring class

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