island reil

island of Reil

noun Anatomy.

named after J. C. Reil (died 1813), German physician Unabridged


[in-suh-luh, ins-yuh-]
noun, plural insulae [in-suh-lee, ins-yuh-] . Anatomy.
a group of convolutions situated at the base of the lateral fissure of the brain.
Also called Island of Reil.

1825–35; < Neo-Latin, Latin: island; cf. isle Unabridged
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insula (ˈɪnsjʊlə)
n , pl -lae
Also called: island of Reil a pyramid-shaped area of the brain within each cerebral hemisphere beneath parts of the frontal and temporal lobes
[Latin, literally: island]

island of Reil (raɪl)
another name for insula
[after Johann Reil (died 1813), German physician]

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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)
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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