Definition of Insula

1. Noun. The insular cortex, a structure of the human brain located within the lateral sulcus ¹



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Definition of Insula

1. a Roman block of buildings [n INSULAS or INSULAE]

Medical Definition of Insula

1. 1. 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). Synonym: insular area, insular cortex, island of Reil. Synonym: island. 3. Any circumscribed body or patch on the skin. Origin: L. Island (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Insula

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1. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"Island of Reil or insula.—The insula is a triangular field of cerebral cortex which lies ... Fissures and Gyri on the Surface of the insula. (Ebers taller. ..."

2. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, Henry Jackson (1872)
"connects them all with the Sanskrit root sar = ire, fluere : thus making consul,praesul, exsul = one who goes together, goes before, goes out : insula = a ..."

3. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de ( Cervantes Saavedra, Henry Edward Watts (1888)
"1 insula Barataria. insulas,—which Sancho clearly did not understand to be ... In Amadis of Gaul we have the oft-quoted insula Firme,—the prototype of all ..."

4. Histological Studies on the Localisation of Cerebral Function by Alfred Walter Campbell (1905)
"... remarkable that elements similar to those met with in the lobus pyri- formis should be found in the lower and anterior part of the insula—I refer to the ..."

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