acinus

noun ac·i·nus \ ˈa-sə-nəs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of acinus

plural acini play \-ˌnī\
: any of the small sacs terminating the ducts of some exocrine glands and lined with secretory cells

acinous

play \-nəs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of acinus

borrowed from New Latin (in the phrase glandulosi acini, literally, "glandularberries," used by Marcello malpighi, going back to Latin, "berry,grape,berryorgrapeseed," probably of pre-Latin substratal origin


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acinus

noun aci·nus \ ˈas-ə-nəs , ə-ˈsī- \

medical Definition of acinus

plural acini play \-ˌnī\
: 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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