island


island
In anatomy, any isolated part, separated from the surrounding tissues by a groove, or marked by a difference in structure. SYN: insula (2) [TA]. [A.S. igland]
- blood i. an aggregation of splanchnic mesodermal cells on the embryonic yolk sac, with the potentiality of forming vascular endothelium and primitive blood cells. SYN: blood islet.
- bone i. a macroscopic focus of cortical bone within medullary bone, commonly seen as a dense round or oval opacity on radiographs of the pelvis, femoral head, humerus, or ribs.
- islands of Calleja dense clusters of very small nerve cells (granule cells) characteristic of the olfactory tubercle at the base of the forebrain.
- epimyoepithelial islands (ep′e-mi-o-ep′e-the′li-al) proliferation of salivary gland ductal epithelium and myoepithelium. Characteristic of benign lymphoepithelial lesions and Sjögren syndrome.
- Langerhans islands SYN: islets of Langerhans, under islet.
- pancreatic islands SYN: islets of Langerhans, under islet.
- i. of Reil SYN: insula (1).
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is·land 'ī-lənd n an isolated anatomical structure, tissue, or group of cells

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n.
(in anatomy) an area of tissue or group of cells clearly differentiated from surrounding tissues.

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is·land (iґlənd) 1. something isolated or surrounded. 2. a cluster of cells or an isolated piece of tissue. See also islet.

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  • Island — Ísland Island …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • island — [ī′lənd] n. [< ME iland (respelled by assoc. with unrelated ISLE) < OE igland, iegland, lit., island land & ealand, lit., water land < ig, ieg, isle (akin to Ger aue, ON ey < PGmc * aujo, akin to * ahwo) & ea, water < PGmc * ahwo,… …   English World dictionary

  • Island — Island, palabra inglesa que significa «isla», puede referirse a: Island (Yonne), comuna de Francia. Island (álbum), álbum de Current 93. Island (banda), banda musical chipriota. Island Records, empresa discográfica. Ísland es la palabra islandesa …   Wikipedia Español

  • Island — Is land, n. [OE. iland, yland, AS. [=i]gland, ?gland, ?glond; [=i]g, ?g, island + land, lond, land. AS. [=i]g, ?g, is akin to AS. e[ a] water, river, OHG. ?uwa, G. au meadow, Icel. ey island, Dan. & Sw. [ o], Goth. ahwa a stream, water, L. aqua… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Island — Is land, v. t. 1. To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle. Shelley. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep. Southey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Island — Island, eine zu Dänemark gehörige Insel im nördlichen Atlantischen Ozean, liegt zwischen 63°23 –66°32 nördl. Br. und 13°31 –24°29 westl. L., ist 965 km von Norwegen und 360 km von Grönland entfernt. Ihre Ausdehnung beträgt von N. nach S 356 km,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Island — Island, die große Insel des nördlichen Eismeeres, welche schon den Römern und Griechen unter dem Namen Thule bekannt gewesen sein soll. Wahrscheinlich wurde sie von Norwegen aus bevölkert und kam später mit diesem unter dänische Oberherrschaft.… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • island — island, isle The two words are etymologically unconnected. Island is derived from an Old English word īgland, which is a combination of īg (itself meaning ‘island’) and land; isle is a reduced form of insula, the Latin word for ‘island’ …   Modern English usage

  • Island — (Пефки,Греция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Paraliaki Odos, Пефки, 34200, Греция Описание …   Каталог отелей

  • island — index isolate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 island …   Law dictionary

  • Island — может обозначать: Island Records  звукозаписывающая компания Island (группа)  киприотская поп группа, участники Евровидения 1981 …   Википедия


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