acinar

adjective

ac·​i·​nar ˈa-sə-nər How to pronounce acinar (audio)
-ˌnär
: of, relating to, or comprising an acinus
pancreatic acinar cells

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French acinaire, borrowed from New Latin acinārius, going back to Latin, "for holding grapes," from acinus "grape" + -ārius -ary entry 2 — more at acinus

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acinar was in 1870

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Cite this Entry

“Acinar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acinar. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

acinar

adjective
ac·​i·​nar ˈas-ə-nər How to pronounce acinar (audio) -ˌnär How to pronounce acinar (audio)
: of, relating to, or comprising an acinus
pancreatic acinar cells
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