islet

[ahy-lit]
noun
1.
a very small island.
adjective
2.
Anatomy. situated in or pertaining to the islet of Langerhans: islet cells.

Origin:
1530–40; < Middle French islette. See isle, -et

isleted, adjective
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islet (ˈaɪlɪt)
 
n
a small island
 
[C16: from Old French islette; see isle]

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islet is·let (ī'lĭt)
n.
A small island.

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Example sentences
Many diabetes researchers insist that a cure lies instead in research on stem
  cells and islet cell transplants.
We stayed at a small resort that was situated on a small islet in the inner
  lagoon.
Researchers have made progress recently in human-to-human islet cell
  transplantation.
Soon the symptoms became more severe, and tests found an neuroendocrine islet
  cell tumor in the pancreas.
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