acinus

Small sac or cavity surrounded by secretory cells.

Acinus

An acinus (s) (plural, acini; adjective, acinar [ər] or acinous) refers to any cluster of cells that resembles a many-lobed berry, such as a raspberry (acinus is Latin for `berry`). The berry-shaped termination of an exocrine gland, where the secretion is produced, is acinar in form, as is the alveolar sac containing multiple alveoli in the lun.....
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Acinus

• (n.) One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc. • (n.) A grapestone. • (n.) One of the granular masses which constitute a racemose or compound gland, as the pancreas; also, one of the saccular recesses in the lobules of a racemose gland.
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acinus

(as´ĭ-nәs) pl. a´cini any of the smallest lobules of a compound gland. hepatic acinus , liver acinus the smallest functional unit of the liver, a mass of liver parenchyma that is supplied by terminal branches of the portal vein and hepatic artery and dr...
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acinus

(from the article `respiratory disease`) ...trachea—there are about 650,000 terminal bronchioles. The cross-sectional area of the bronchial tree increases with increasing subdivision. The ... ...racemose, from the Latin racemosus (`full of clusters`), because of the clusterlike arrangement of their secreting cells in roun...
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acinus

noun one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland
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Acinus

Ac'i·nus noun ; plural Acini [ Latin , grape, grapestone.] 1. (Botany) (a) One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc. (b) A grapestone. 2. (Anat.) One of the granular ma...
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acinus

acinus (s), acini (pl) 1. A general term used in anatomical nomenclature to designate a small saclike dilatation, particularly in the lung or a gland. 2. Minute granular concretions. Cross references of word families that are derived directly, or indirectly, from: 'grape, grap...
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acinus

berry which grows in clusters
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acinus

Origin: L, grape, grapestone. ... 1. <botany> One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc. A grapestone. ... 2. <anatomy> One of the granular masses which constitute a racemose or compound gland, as the pancreas; also, one of the saccular recesses in the lobules of a racemose...
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acinus

Type: Term Pronunciation: as′i-nŭs, -nī Definitions: 1. One of the minute grape-shaped secretory portions of an acinous gland. Some authorities use the terms acinus and alveolus interchangeably, whereas others differentiate them by the constricted openings of the acinus into the excretory duct.
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acinus

[n] - one of the small drupes making up an aggregate or multiple fruit like a blackberry 2. [n] - one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland
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