Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the form of grapes, or being in clusters like grapes; acinose.
  • In anatomy, of a deep purplish tint; resembling a grape in color: applied to one of the pigmentary layers of the iris, technically called the tunica aciniformis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the form of a cluster of grapes; clustered like grapes.
  • adjective Full of small kernels like a grape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having the form of a cluster of grapes; clustered like grapes.
  • adjective Full of small kernels like a grape.

Etymologies

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Latin acinus ("grape, grapestone") +‎ -form. Compare French aciniforme.

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  • JM is beset by thoughts of an aciniform nature - whole bunches of them!

    May 24, 2010