The pancreas is a compound, acinar, serous , exocrine gland with islets of endocrine cells.
This image shows one prominent islet, surrounded by many acini of the exocrine pancreas.
Note that the endocrine cells comprising the islets are arranged into cords rather than acini. The endocrine cells also appear relatively pale in H&E-stained preparations, compared to the exocrine cells.
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