Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of ACINUS

Pronunciation:  'asunus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland
  2. [n]  one of the small drupes making up an aggregate or multiple fruit like a blackberry
 

ACINUS is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: drupelet, gland, sac, secreter, secretor, secretory organ

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY