acinus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin acinus (grape, grape-stone).

Noun[edit]

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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

acinus m (genitive acinī); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

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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