Botany. one of the small drupelets or berries of an aggregate, baccate fruit, as the blackberry.
a berry, as a grape or currant.
a minute rounded lobule.
the smallest secreting portion of a gland.
noun (pl) -ni (-ˌnaɪ)
(anatomy) any of the terminal saclike portions of a compound gland
(botany) any of the small drupes that make up the fruit of the blackberry, raspberry, etc
(botany, obsolete) a collection of berries, such as a bunch of grapes
acinar ac·i·nar (ās’ĭ-nər, -när’)
Relating to an acinus.
acinus ac·i·nus (ās’ə-nəs)
n. pl. ac·i·ni (-nī’)
Any of several minute grape-shaped secretory portions of an acinous gland.
a·cin’ic (ə-sĭn’ĭk) or ac’i·nose’ (ās’ə-nōs’) or ac’i·nous (-nəs) adj.
- Acinar cell
acinar cell acinar cell n. A secreting cell lining an acinus, especially one of the cells of the pancreas that furnish pancreatic juice. Also called acinous cell.
covered with globose vesicles resembling grape seeds, as certain algae.
- Acinar cell tumor
acinar cell tumor acinar cell tumor n. A solid, cystic tumor of the pancreas, occurring in young women.
noun a bacterium that causes infections such as pneumonia, particularly in people who have a compromised immune system