from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One of the small saclike dilations composing a compound gland.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany: One of the small drupelets or berries of an aggregate baccate fruit, as the blackberry, etc., or the contained stone or seed. See cut under
Rubus. A grape-stone.
- noun In anatomy: Formerly, the smallest lobule of a gland, Now, generally, the smallest saccular subdivision of an acinose gland, several of which subdivisions make up a lobule. Also called
alveolus. A lobule of the liver.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc.
- noun A grapestone.
- noun (Anat.) 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun botany One of the small grains or
drupeletswhich make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc.
- noun botany A
- noun anatomy One of the granular masses which constitute a
racemoseor compound gland, as the pancreas; also, one of the saccular recessesin the lobulesof a racemose gland. - Richard Quain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland
- noun one of the small drupes making up an aggregate or multiple fruit like a blackberry
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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There are multiples of bronchioles that conduct air to the acinus, or small sac, which is the lung as we generally think of it.
On October 30th, 1920, I was attracted by an article by Moses Baron, in which he pointed out the similarity between the degenerative changes in the acinus cells of the pancreas following experimental ligation of the duct, and the changes following blockage of the duct with gallstones.
Having read this article, the idea presented itself that by ligating the duct and allowing time for the degeneration of the acinus cells,
The second type of extract was made from the pancreas of dogs in which acinus cells had been exhausted of trypsin by the long-continued injection of secretin.
Histological examination showed that there were no healthy acinus cells.
RACEMUS R A R JA. ACEMUS (from pa£, fayo;, acinus racemi).