acinar

acinus

[as-uh-nuhs]
noun, plural acini [as-uh-nahy] .
1.
Botany. one of the small drupelets or berries of an aggregate, baccate fruit, as the blackberry.
2.
a berry, as a grape or currant.
3.
Anatomy.
a.
a minute rounded lobule.
b.
the smallest secreting portion of a gland.

Origin:
1725–35; < Latin: grape, berry, seed of a berry

acinar [as-uh-ner, -nahr] , acinic [uh-sin-ik] , adjective
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acinus (ˈæsɪnəs)
 
n , pl -ni
1.  anatomy any of the terminal saclike portions of a compound gland
2.  botany any of the small drupes that make up the fruit of the blackberry, raspberry, etc
3.  obsolete botany a collection of berries, such as a bunch of grapes
 
[C18: New Latin, from Latin: grape, berry]
 
acinic
 
adj
 
'acinous
 
adj
 
'acinose
 
adj

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acinar ac·i·nar (ās'ĭ-nər, -när')
adj.
Relating to an acinus.

acinus ac·i·nus (ās'ə-nəs)
n. pl. ac·i·ni (-nī')
Any of several minute grape-shaped secretory portions of an acinous gland.


a·cin'ic (ə-sĭn'ĭk) or ac'i·nose' (ās'ə-nōs') or ac'i·nous (-nəs) adj.
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