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islet

[ahy-lit] /ˈaɪ lɪt/
noun
1.
a very small island.
adjective
2.
Anatomy. situated in or pertaining to the islet of Langerhans:
islet cells.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Middle French islette. See isle, -et
Related forms
isleted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for islets'

islet

/ˈaɪlɪt/
noun
1.
a small island
Word Origin
C16: from Old French islette; see isle
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Word Origin and History for islets'

islet

n.

1530s, from Middle French islette (Modern French îlette), diminutive of isle (see isle).

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islets' in Medicine

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

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