[ as-uh-nuhs ]
/ ˈæs ə nəs /
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consisting of acini.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also ac·i·nose [as-uh-nohs]. /ˈæs əˌnoʊs/.
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Example sentences from the Web for acinous
In structure the gland is usually acinous, resembling the salivary glands.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington
Each is a simple acinous gland embedded in the body and lined with cells which secrete the saliva.The Flea|Harold Russell