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  • n. Plural form of islet.


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  • Just across the road, with perfect sunset views of shallows strewn with sailboats and rocky islets, is the flower-bordered Jura Hotel.

    Literary Pilgrimages: George Orwell

  • The area around the islets is a rich fishing ground, and mineral deposits are thought to lie beneath them.

    Japan Protests S. Korean Visit to Disputed Isles

  • A mass of fantastic rocks, round which confusing currents swill, intercepts the fairway, and beyond the islets are the Brooke group, with Goold

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • Minkowski and von Mering, that the gland is often the seat of morbid change, it was not realized that the islets are the structures which are chiefly affected.

    John Macleod - Nobel Lecture

  • A short distance from the cape is a delightful bay studded with small islets, which is known by the appellation of Pirate's Bay, so called from its being a favourite resort of the Illanoan pirates.

    Borneo and the Indian Archipelago with drawings of costume and scenery

  • Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin because of destruction or dysfunction of small clusters of cells, known as islets of Langerhans.


  • Sovereignty over the islets is a subject of dispute between the Korean and Japanese governments.

    ROK Drop

  • Working in mice, researchers demonstrated that to enter key areas of the pancreas known as the islets of Langerhans, immune cells known as T cells must recognize a marker on the surface of insulin-producing cells housed there.

    Diabetes News from

  • Korean papers are livid following the Japanese government's endorsement of several school textbooks that label the islets of Dokdo, AKA Takeshima, as Japanese.

    Japundit - Published news

  • S Korea protests Japan's screened textbooks calling islets Japanese

    Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion


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