islands of langerhans

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islets of Langerhans or islands of Langerhans (ˈlæŋəˌhæns)
 
pl n
small groups of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormones insulin and glucagon
 
[C19: named after Paul Langerhans (1847--88), German physician]
 
islands of Langerhans or islands of Langerhans
 
pl n
 
[C19: named after Paul Langerhans (1847--88), German physician]

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