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islets of Langerhans

/ˈlæŋəˌhæns/
plural noun
1.
small groups of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormones insulin and glucagon
Word Origin
C19: named after Paul Langerhans (1847–88), German physician
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islets of Langerhans pl.n.
Irregular clusters of endocrine cells scattered throughout the tissue of the pancreas that secrete insulin and glucagon. Also called islands of Langerhans.

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islets of Langerhans
  (ī'lĭts əv läng'ər-häns')   
Irregular clusters of endocrine cells that are scattered throughout the tissue of the pancreas. The islets of Langerhans contain cells that produce and secrete the hormones insulin and glucagon.
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