[in-suh-ley-ter, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌleɪ tər, ˈɪns yə-/
a person or thing that insulates.
any material or device that insulates, esp a material with a very low electrical conductivity or thermal conductivity or something made of such a material
1801, agent noun in Latin form from insulate.
A material or an object that does not easily allow heat, electricity, light, or sound to pass through it. Air, cloth and rubber are good electrical insulators; feathers and wool make good thermal insulators. Compare conductor.
A material that does not easily transmit energy, such as electric current or heat. Materials such as wood, plastic, and ceramics are insulators. Fiberglass is an example of a heat insulator. (Compare conductor.)
[in-suh-lin, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn sə lɪn, ˈɪns yə-/ noun 1. Biochemistry. a polypeptide hormone, produced by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas, that regulates the metabolism of glucose and other nutrients. 2. Pharmacology. any of several commercial preparations of this substance, each of which allows a particular rate of absorption into […]
- Insulin-antagonizing factor
insulin-antagonizing factor n. See glycotropic factor.
- Insulin-coma therapy
[in-suh-lin-koh-muh, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn sə lɪnˌkoʊ mə, ˈɪns yə-/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. a former treatment for mental illness, especially schizophrenia, employing insulin-induced hypoglycemia as a method for producing convulsive seizures.
- Insulin-dependent diabetes
[in-suh-lin-di-pen-duh nt, in-syuh-] /ˈɪn sə lɪn dɪˌpɛn dənt, ˈɪn syə-/ noun, Pathology. 1. See under . insulin-dependent diabetes n. Abbr. IDD See diabetes mellitus.