noun (plural insulae /-liː/)
- 1(In ancient Rome) a tenement in a city.More example sentences
- In the reign of Hadrian a forum/basilica complex was constructed, and slightly later a set of public baths in the insula to the east of the forum.
- Then in the residential areas were the insulae.
- These flats were known as insulae and only contained two rooms at the most.
- 2 Anatomy A region of the brain deep in the cerebral cortex.More example sentences
- The insular cortex is indented by a number of sulci, one of which - the central sulcus of the insula - is deeper and more prominent than the rest.
- A few seconds later, presumably as the person responded to the humor, brain regions called the insula and amygdala became active across both hemispheres of the brain.
- While rejecting an offer, increased brain activity was observed in the anterior insula, which is associated with negative emotions such as disgust.
Latin, literally 'island'.
More definitions of insulaDefinition of insula in:
- The US English dictionary