insula definition

  • noun:
    • The insular cortex, a structure of the mental faculties located inside the lateral sulcus
    • In anatomy, some for the cerebral cortex concealed into the Sylvian fissure, comprising five or six radiating convolutions, the gyri operti.
    • In a Roman city, particularly Rome itself, a building composed of distinct apartments allow to several families; an apartment-house or tenement-house, in difference from domus, an unbiased residence.
    • In an inferior Roman town, especially Pompeii, a block of houses completely in the middle of streets.

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