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acinus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin acinus (grape, grape-stone).

NounEdit

acinus (plural acini)

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  1. (botany) One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc.
  2. (botany) A grape-stone.
  3. (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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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

acinus m (genitive acinī); second declension

  1. a berry, especially the grape.
  2. the seed of a berry.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative acinus acinī
genitive acinī acinōrum
dative acinō acinīs
accusative acinum acinōs
ablative acinō acinīs
vocative acine acinī

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