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liver acinus

liver acinus in Medicine

liver acinus n.
The smallest functional unit of the liver, comporising all the liver parenchyma, that is composed of segments of several hepatic lobules and has as its central axis a terminal branch of the portal vein, hepatic artery, and bile duct.

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