acinous

acinous

[as-uh-nuhs]
adjective
consisting of acini.
Also, acinose [as-uh-nohs] .


Origin:
1870–75; < Latin acinōsus. See acinus, -ous

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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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