borrowed from New Latin (in the phrase glandulosi acini,) literally, "glandular berries," used by Marcello malpighi, going back to Latin, "berry, grape, berry or grape seed," probably of pre-Latin substratal origin
circa 1751, in the meaning defined above
“Acinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acinus. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about acinus
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