Definición de islet en inglés:

islet

Saltos de línea: islet
Pronunciación: /ˈʌɪlɪt
 
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sustantivo

1A small island.
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  • Two days later we are building a small driftwood fire on a tiny islet in the Barrier Islands a mile out into the open North Pacific.
  • From the air the tiny islets of Funafuti atoll appear as a broken pearl necklace scattered on the blue throat of the tropical sea.
  • Plans to build a house on an uninhabited islet off the south of Sanday were turned down by islands' councillors on Thursday morning.
2 Anatomy A portion of tissue structurally distinct from surrounding tissues.
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  • The center brings together Emory University's transplantation programs in heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas and islet.
  • If you obtain this tissue at a very defined point in time, then you can see development into islets.
  • The tissue sections and the isolated islets of rats and monkeys were stained with haematoxylin.
2.1 (islets) short for islets of Langerhans.
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  • Finally, in some transplanted patients, donor islets function well initially, but in time diabetes recurs.
  • Specific tests were used to identify rat and monkey islets after isolation.
  • It resides in masses of tissue in the pancreas called islets.

Origen

mid 16th century: from Old French, diminutive of isle (see isle).

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