Definition of “islet” - English Dictionary

“islet” in British English

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isletnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈaɪ.lət/ us /ˈaɪ.lət/

islet noun [ C ] (ISLAND)

a small island:

an islet in the San Blas archipelago

islet noun [ C ] (CELLS)

specialized medical one of many groups of cells in the pancreas that produce hormones such as insulin

(Definition of “islet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)