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insulitis

Pronunciation: in'su-li'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the islands of Langerhans, with lymphocytic infiltration that may result from viral infection and be the initial lesion of Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

[L. insula, island, + -itis, inflammation]

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