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islet of Langerhans

[lahng-er-hahns, -hahnz, lahng-ger-] /ˈlɑŋ ərˌhɑns, -ˌhɑnz, ˈlɑŋ gər-/
noun, Anatomy
any of several masses of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete insulin, somatostatin, and glucagon.
Also called island of Langerhans.
Origin of islet of Langerhans
named after Paul Langerhans (1847-88), German anatomist, who described them in 1869 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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