acinus


ac·i·nus

noun \ˈa-sə-nəs\
plural ac·i·ni\-ˌnī\

Definition of ACINUS

:  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

aci·nus

noun \ˈas-ə-nəs, ə-ˈsī-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural aci·ni \-ˌnī\

Medical Definition of ACINUS

: 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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