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, Quain's elements of anatomy
      Their smallest lobules were called acini, a term which has also been used to denote the saccular recesses in the lobules []

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

acinus m ‎(genitive acinī); second declension

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

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

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

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