[in-suh-luh-noh-muh, ins-yuh-] /ˌɪn sə ləˈnoʊ mə, ˌɪns yə-/

noun, plural insulinomas, insulinomata
[in-suh-luh-noh-muh-tuh, ins-yuh-] /ˌɪn sə ləˈnoʊ mə tə, ˌɪns yə-/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a benign tumor of the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas that may produce signs of hypoglycemia.

insulinoma in·su·li·no·ma (ĭn’sə-lə-nō’mə)
n. pl. in·su·li·no·mas or in·su·li·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
An islet cell adenoma that secretes insulin. Also called insuloma.


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