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, "glandular berries," used by Marcello malpighi, going back to Latin, "berry, grape, berry or grape seed," 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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