Insula definition

ĭnsə-lə, ĭnsyə-
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An oval region found in each hemisphere of the cerebral cortex, lateral to the lentiform nucleus and situated within the sylvian fissure, involved in sensation, emotion, and autonomic function.
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A small interior lobe of the cerebral cortex associated with various functions, as emotional response, perception, and motor control.
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An oval region found in each hemisphere of the cerebral cortex, lateral to the lentiform nucleus and situated within the sylvian fissure, involved in sensation, emotion, and autonomic function.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
insula
Plural:
insulas

Origin of insula

  • New Latin īnsula from Latin island

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition