Insular area

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Insular area --> insula

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