noun, plural in·su·lae [in-suh-lee, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌli, ˈɪns yə-/. Anatomy.
- a group of convolutions situated at the base of the lateral fissure of the brain.
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)
- a pyramid-shaped area of the brain within each cerebral hemisphere beneath parts of the frontal and temporal lobesAlso called: island of Reil
Latin, literally “an island” (also, in ancient Rome, “a block of buildings”); see.
n. pl. -lae (-lē′)
- A circumscribed body or patch on the skin.
- island of Reil