browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
acinus

more about acinus

acinus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acinus  \Ac"i*nus\,  n.;  pl  {Acini}.  [L.,  grape,  grapestone.] 
  1.  (Bot.) 
  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  masses  which  constitute  a 
  racemose  or  compound  gland,  as  the  pancreas;  also  one  of 
  the  saccular  recesses  in  the  lobules  of  a  racemose  gland. 
  --Quain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acinus 
  n  1:  one  of  the  small  drupes  making  up  an  aggregate  or  multiple 
  fruit  like  a  blackberry 
  2:  one  of  the  small  sacs  or  saclike  dilations  in  a  compound 
  gland 




more about acinus