Acinus meaning

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One of the small saclike dilations composing a compound gland.
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One of the small sacs of a compound or racemose gland.
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One of the small saclike dilations composing a compound gland.
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(botany) One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc.
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(botany) A grape-stone.
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(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 gland. - Richard Quain.
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Origin of acinus

  • Latin berry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin acinus (“grape, grape-stone”).

    From Wiktionary