Islets of langerhans



/ˈlæŋəˌhæns/
plural noun
1.
small groups of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormones insulin and glucagon

islets of Langerhans pl.n.
Irregular clusters of endocrine cells scattered throughout the tissue of the pancreas that secrete insulin and glucagon. Also called islands of Langerhans.
islets of Langerhans
(ī’lĭts əv läng’ər-häns’)
Irregular clusters of endocrine cells that are scattered throughout the tissue of the pancreas. The islets of Langerhans contain cells that produce and secrete the hormones insulin and glucagon.

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