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Definition of "acinus" []

  • One of the small saclike dilations composing a compound gland. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acinus" in a sentence
  • "There are multiples of bronchioles that conduct air to the acinus, or small sac, which is the lung as we generally think of it."
  • "On October 30th, 1920, I was attracted by an article by Moses Baron, in which he pointed out the similarity between the degenerative changes in the acinus cells of the pancreas following experimental ligation of the duct, and the changes following blockage of the duct with gallstones."
  • "Having read this article, the idea presented itself that by ligating the duct and allowing time for the degeneration of the acinus cells,"