[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.
a group of convolutions situated at the base of the lateral fissure of the brain.
noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː)
a pyramid-shaped area of the brain within each cerebral hemisphere beneath parts of the frontal and temporal lobes Also called island of Reil
another name for insula
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’)
island of Reil (rīl)
An oval region of the cerebral cortex, lateral to the lentiform nucleus, and buried in the fissure of sylvius.. Also called insula.
noun, Classical Mythology. 1. Sicily: the island where Helius kept his oxen.
[ahy-luh nd] /ˈaɪ lənd/ noun 1. a tract of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent. 2. something resembling an island, especially in being isolated or having little or no direct communication with others. 3. a raised platform with a counter or other work surface on top situated […]
- Islands council
noun 1. (in Scotland since 1975) any of the three divisions (Orkney, Shetland, and the Western Isles) into which the Scottish islands are divided for purposes of local government See also region (sense 6)
- Islands of langerhans
islands of Langerhans n. See islets of Langerhans.