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acinus

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noun ac·i·nus \ˈa-sə-nəs\

Definition of acinus

plural ac·i·niplay \-ˌnī\

  1. :  any of the small sacs terminating the ducts of some exocrine glands and lined with secretory cells

ac·i·nous \-nəs\ adjective


Origin of acinus

New Latin, from Latin, berry, berry seed


First Known Use: circa 1751


Medical Dictionary

acinus

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noun aci·nus \ˈas-ə-nəs, ə-ˈsī-\

Medical Definition of acinus

plural aci·ni \-ˌnī\play

  1. :  any of the small sacs or alveoli that terminate the ducts of some exocrine glands and are lined with secretory cells




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "acinus" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "acinus"


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