Definition of insulitis in English:

insulitis

Pronunciation /ˌinsəˈlīdəs/ /ˌɪnsəˈlaɪdəs/

noun

Medicine
  • Disease of the pancreas caused by the infiltration of lymphocytes.

    ‘The hallmark of type 1 diabetes is the selective destruction of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, or insulitis.’
    • ‘In this case, the subphenotype was insulitis, which turned out to be determined by one, but not the other, of the two new diabetes loci they had discovered.’