etymologeek.com dictionary
English word insulin comes from Latin insula (island), and is so named after the islets of Langerhans, distinctive regions of tissue in the pancreas, which contain its endocrine cells, and where insulin is produced.

Insulin etymology history?

Insulin detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
insula Latin (lat) Island. (Here related to the islets of Langerhans, distinctive regions of tissue in the pancreas, where insulin is produced.
insulin English (eng) A polypeptide hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism.

Words with the same origin as insulin

Descendants of insula
isle isolate isolated
Descendants of flagellar
calcium