islet of Langerhans
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islet of Langerhans[′ī·lət əv ′läŋ·gər‚hänz]
A mass of cell cords in the pancreas that is of an endocrine nature, secreting insulin and a minor hormone like lipocaic. Also known as island of Langerhans; islet of the pancreas.
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