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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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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From aciēs (sharp point), due to the presence of a sharp seed inside the grape.

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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ReferencesEdit

  • acinus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • acinus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “acinus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • acinus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)