Meaning of islet of Langerhans

is'let of Lang'er•hans

Pronunciation: (läng'ur-häns", -hänz", läng'gur-), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. any of several masses of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete insulin, somatostatin, and glucagon. Also called
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