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Mōkōlea Rock in Kailua Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, 2.2 km off North Beach, MCBH

An islet is a small island. It is not to be confused with eyelet. Download high resolution version (1113x1158, 228 KB)Mōkōlea Rock in Kailua Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, 2. ... Download high resolution version (1113x1158, 228 KB)Mōkōlea Rock in Kailua Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, 2. ... OÊ»ahu (usually Oahu outside Hawaiian and Hawaiian English), the Gathering Place, is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous island in the State of HawaiÊ»i. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), formerly Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station (KMCAS), is a U.S. Marine Corps base facility and air station located on the Mokapu Peninsula of windward Oahu in the City & County of Honolulu. ... An eyelet is a small hole in material, the edge of which is protected by a ring of metal (eyelet), through which a piece of string, a shoelace, etc. ...

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Definition of Types

Rock

A "rock", sometimes a synonym for a type of "islet", is a landform composed of rock, lying offshore, having no or minimal vegetation, and uninhabited (see Mōkōlea Rock at right). For other uses, see Rock (disambiguation). ... Mōkōlea Rock in Kailua Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, 2. ...


Sandbar

An exposed sandbar is another type of islet. A more technical application is to small land features, isolated by water, lying off the shore of a larger island. And in related fashion, any emergent land on an atoll (a type of island) is also called an islet. Sand bars in the Mississippi River at Arkansas and Mississippi A bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ... Portion of a Pacific atoll showing two islets on the ribbon or barrier reef separated by a deep pass between the ocean and the lagoon. ...


Size

As with many of these terms, the actual size limits of islets are subjective, and vary.


Islet of Langerhans

Islets of Langerhans are the groups of endocrine cells in the pancreas responsible, among other things, for secreting insulin. A porcine islet of Langerhans. ...


Synonymous Terms

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  • In Scotland and Ireland, they are often called inches, from the Gaelic innis, which originally meant island, but has been supplanted to refer to smaller islands. In Ireland they are often termed skerries.
  • In the Channel Islands, they are often identified by the suffix -hou from the Norse -holmr.
  • Holm or Holmen is a common suffix too in Nordic and northern European lands ("holme" means "islet" in Norwegian).

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Islet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
A rock, a sometime synonym for a type of "islet", is a landform comprised of rock, lying offshore, having no or minimal vegetation, and uninhabited (see Mōkōlea Rock at left).
As with many of these terms, the actual size limits of islets are subjective, and vary from area to area, and person to person.
Islets are often called cays and keys in the Caribbean and West Atlantic.
ITN Investigator Advocates Islet Tranplant Before Senate (1757 words)
Islets isolated from a cadaver donor pancreas were resuspended in buffer, transferred to a transfusion bag, and infused over 20 min through the catheter into her portal vein (Fig.
Infused islets were then carried by her blood to smaller branches of the portal vein, where they lodged, engrafted, and resumed tightly controlled secretion of insulin in response to her blood sugar levels.
Islet transplants for the treatment of diabetes are being covered by several provinces in Canada, where a landmark pilot clinical trial called the Edmonton Protocol was performed in 2000.
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