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Definition of Delta cell, pancreatic

Delta cell, pancreatic: A type of cell located in tissue that is called the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Delta cells make somatostatin, a hormone that inhibits the release of numerous hormones in the body.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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