- a minute rounded lobule.
- the smallest secreting portion of a gland.
Origin of acinus
OTHER WORDS FROM acinusac·i·nar [as-uh-ner, -nahr], /ˈæs ə nər, -ˌnɑr/, a·cin·ic [uh-sin-ik], /əˈsɪn ɪk/, adjective
How to use acinus in a sentence
The centres of the acini showed parenchymatous and fatty degeneration.
Acini: granulations, like those on a blackberry: the terminal secreting tubes of glands.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
The liver was softer than natural, and exhibited a notable yellowishness in the centre of the acini.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
The organ showed prominent structure, the centres of the acini being red, the periphery lighter in color.
The cells on the periphery of the acini exhibited typical fatty infiltration.