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insul/o is a combining form that refers to “pancreatic islets”.

A pancreatic islet, also known as an islet of Langerhans, is a cluster of cells in your pancreas. The pancreas produces hormones to help your body break down food. The pancreatic islets produce glucagon and insulin. Alpha cells in the pancreatic islets release the hormone glucagon in the body when blood glucose levels fall.