acinus /ˈasɪnəs/

a

I. noun

1.
[Anatomy] a small sac-like cavity in a gland, surrounded by secretory cells.
2.
[Anatomy] a region of the lung supplied with air from one of the terminal bronchioles.
II. derivatives

acinar
adjective


– origin mid 18th cent.: Latin, literally ‘a kernel’.

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