acinar

adjective
ac·​i·​nar | \ ˈa-sə-nər How to pronounce acinar (audio) , -ˌnär \

Definition of acinar

: of, relating to, or comprising an acinus pancreatic acinar cells

First Known Use of acinar

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acinar

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

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“Acinar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acinar. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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acinar

adjective
ac·​i·​nar | \ ˈas-ə-nər How to pronounce acinar (audio) , -ˌnär How to pronounce acinar (audio) \

Medical Definition of acinar

: of, relating to, or comprising an acinus pancreatic acinar cells

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