Insulae



[in-suh-luh, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn sə lə, ˈɪns yə-/

noun, plural insulae
[in-suh-lee, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌli, ˈɪns yə-/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
1.
a group of convolutions situated at the base of the lateral fissure of the brain.
/ˈɪnsjʊlə/
noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː)
1.
a pyramid-shaped area of the brain within each cerebral hemisphere beneath parts of the frontal and temporal lobes Also called island of Reil
n.

Latin, literally “an island” (also, in ancient Rome, “a block of buildings”); see isle.

insula in·su·la (ĭn’sə-lə, ĭns’yə-)
n. pl. -lae (-lē’)

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