insulae


insulae

noun, plural in·su·lae [in-suh-lee, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌli, ˈɪns yə-/. Anatomy.

  1. a group of convolutions situated at the base of the lateral fissure of the brain.

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)

  1. a pyramid-shaped area of the brain within each cerebral hemisphere beneath parts of the frontal and temporal lobesAlso called: island of Reil
n.

Latin, literally “an island” (also, in ancient Rome, “a block of buildings”); see isle.

n. pl. -lae (-lē′)

  1. Island.
  2. A circumscribed body or patch on the skin.
  3. island of Reil

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