insula, gen and pl. insulae (in´su-la, -le)

1. [NA] An oval region of the cerebral cortex overlying the extreme capsule, lateral to the lenticular nucleus, buried in the depth of the fissura lateralis cerebri (sylvian fissure).insular area, insular cortex, island of Reil; 2. island 3. Any circumscribed body or patch on the skin. [L. island]
Haller's i. a doubling of the thoracic duct for part of its course through the thorax.Haller's annulus;


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