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INSULA, Latin. An island. In the Roman law the word is applied to a house not connected with other houses, but separated by a surrounding space of ground. Calvini Lex; Vicat, Vocab. ad voc.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He stated that bifurcation of the MCA occurs at the high point of the limen insulae. The area of the bifurcation was described as forming an 'omega' pattern.
However, given that reasoning and flexible thinking are functions of the insulae, which are shrunken in all 6 disorders, one can postulate that inflexible thinking (fixed false beliefs also are called psychotic delusions) might be a common feature across all those disorders.
The Cuban specimens of Pseudochiridium insulae have the measurements and proportions of palpal segments very similar to the specimens from Florida, USA described by Hoff (1964), the length/width of the chela (without pedicel) 0.39/0.13 mm and 3.00 times longer than broad in males, and 0.43/0.151 mm and 2.85 times longer than broad in females.