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Definition of the noun acinus

What does acinus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acini

  1. one of the small drupes making up an aggregate or multiple fruit like a blackberry
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: drupelet = a small part of an aggregate fruit that resembles a drupe
  2. one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic word: sac = a structure resembling a bag in an animal
    • part of: gland / secreter / secretor / secretory organ = any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

Alternative definition of the noun acinus

noun

  1. [botany] One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc.
  2. [botany] A grape-stone.
  3. [anatomy] One of the granular masses which constitute a racemose or compound gland, as the pancreas; also, one of the saccular recesses in the lobules of a racemose gland. - Richard Quain.

Explanation

Acinus a.k.a. apoptotic chromatin condensation inducer 1 is a gene.

  • also known as apoptotic chromatin condensation inducer in the nucleus

Phrases with acinus

  1. Argas Acinus
  2. Genus Acinus
  3. Acritus acinus
  4. Omorgus Acinus
  5. Trinema Acinus
  6. Anisonema acinus
  7. Alveonasus Acinus
  8. Ornithodoros Acinus
  9. Species Argas Acinus
  10. Species Acritus Acinus
  11. Species Omorgus Acinus
  12. Species Trinema Acinus
  13. species Anisonema acinus
  14. Species Ornithodoros Acinus
  15. Ornithodoros Delanoei Acinus
  16. Subspecies Ornithodoros Delanoei Acinus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for acinus

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Google previewDellmann's Textbook of Veterinary Histology (2013)

by Jo Ann Eurell, Brian L. Frappier, DVM, PhD

The liver acinus is a functional unit that describes the vascular supply to the parenchyma. The liver acinus is a roughly diamond-shaped area made of parts of two classic Iobules supplied by terminal branches of the interlobular portal venule ...

Google previewCritical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students (2015)

by Katherine R. Birchard, Kiran Reddy Busireddy, Richard C. Semelka

The pulmonary acinus is the smallest functioning unit, is defined as the portion of the lung distal to a terminal bronchiole, and is supplied by a first‐order respiratory bronchiole or bronchiole. Since respiratory bronchioles are the largest ...

Google previewKumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine (2012)

by Parveen Kumar, Michael L Clark

The acinus is the functional hepatic unit. This consists of parenchyma supplied by the smallest portal tracts containing portal vein radicles, hepatic arterioles and bile ductules (Fig. 7.2). The hepatocytes near this triad (zone 1) are well supplied ...

Google previewCaffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging (2013)

by Brian D. Coley

The acinus is the unit of lung peripheral to the terminal bronchiole and consists of 50 to 400 alveoli, whereas the secondary lobule is a cluster of 3 to 24 acini separated by interlobular septa. The peripheral pulmonary vasculature divides and ...

Google previewAtlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2015)

by Deepak Kademani, Paul Tiwana

The acinus is the secretory end piece of the salivary gland. Acini produce and secrete the saliva into lumina formed by intercalated ducts.1 The intercalated ducts then join each other to form striated ducts, finally draining into ducts located ...

Google previewRadiation Oncology: Radiobiological and Physiological Perspectives (2013)

The boundary-zone between clinical radiotherapy and fundamental radiobiology and physiology by H. Awwad

An acinus is the terminal respiratory unit and consists of a number of respiratory bronchioles each of which gives 2-11 short thin-walled alveolar ducts which successively give rise to expanded thin-walled atria and alveolar sacs (Fig. Ill.9.1 ).

Google previewHistology and Cell Biology, Introduction to Pathology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An acinus refers to any cluster of cells that resembles a manylobed 'berry,' such as a raspberry . The berryshaped termination of an exocrine gland, where the secretion is produced, is acinar in form, as is the alveolar sac containing multiple ...

Google previewAtlas of Small Animal CT and MRI (2015)

by Erik Wisner, Allison Zwingenberger

The acinus is the largest anatomic unit within which gas exchange occurs and includes one or more first order respiratory bronchioles and two to three generations of smaller respiratory bronchioles in the dog. Each branching respiratory ...

Google previewPrinciples of Pulmonary Protection in Heart Surgery (2010)

by Edmo Atique Gabriel, Tomas Salerno

The acinus is a functional unit of the lung at the end of a ...

Google previewHealth Effects of Alpha-emitting Particles in the Respiratory Tract (1976)

Report of Ad Hoc Committee on "Hot Particles" of the Advisory Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations

The acinus is the basic functional unit of the mammalian lung and the primary location of gas exchange between the environment and blood. Anatomically, the acini consist of the structures distal to and including the first- order respiratory ...

Google previewPathophysiology of Disease , An Introduction to Clinical Medicine (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An acinus refers to any cluster of cells that resembles a manylobed 'berry', such as a raspberry (acinus is Latin for berry). The berryshaped ...

Google previewAvery's Diseases of the Newborn (2011)

by Christine A. Gleason, Sandra E Juul

The acinus is the gas exchange unit of the lung and encompasses a respiratory bronchiole and all of its associated alveolar ducts and alveoli. A terminal bronchiole with all its associated acinar structures constitutes a lobule. Branching of ...

Google previewPrinciples of Human Nutrition (2013)

by Martin Eastwood

The liver acinus is a mass of hepatic parenchyma, dependent on blood from hepatic arterial and portal venous branches which flows into sinusoids and drains to several veins supplying the intervening hepatic parenchyma. There is an oxygen ...

Google previewPre-Invasive Disease: Pathogenesis and Clinical Management (2010)

by Rebecca C. Fitzgerald

Acinus: Acinus refers to the cluster ...

Google previewJarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment (2015)

by Helen Forbes, Elizabeth Watt

An acinus is a functional respiratory unit that consists of the bronchioles, alveolar ducts, alveolar sacs and the alveoli. Gaseous exchange occurs across the respiratory membrane in the alveolar duct and in the millions of alveoli. Note how the ...

Google previewPilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation, Physiological and Clinical Applications (2016)

Medicine, Medical technology by CTI Reviews

An acinus refers to any cluster of cells that resembles a manylobed 'berry,' such as a raspberry . The berryshaped termination of an exocrine gland, where the secretion is produced, is acinar in form, as is the alveolar sac containing multiple ...

Google previewThe Practice of Surgical Pathology (2008)

A Beginner's Guide to the Diagnostic Process by Diana Weedman Molavi

The acinus is an architectural unit with the portal tract at the base (as the source of blood flow) and the central vein at the tip. In this model, the area closest to the source of blood and oxygen is zone 1, and the most peripheral cells are zone 3.

Google previewNetter's Essential Histology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An acinus refers to any cluster of cells that resembles a manylobed 'berry', such as a raspberry (acinus is Latin for berry). The berryshaped termination of an exocrine gland, where the secretion is produced, is acinar in form, as is the alveolar.

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology Made Incredibly Easy! (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

An acinus refers to any cluster of cells that resembles a manylobed 'berry,' such as a raspberry. The berryshaped termination of an exocrine gland, where the secretion is produced, is acinar in form, as is the alveolar sac containing multiple ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

acinar cell/asމinۑ/[L, acinus, grape], a cell of the tiny lobules of a compound gland or similar sac-like structure, such as an alveolus. Acinetobacter /asމinƝމtۑbakމtۑ/, a genus of non-motile, aerobic bacteria of ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1899)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... and the Various Sciences Closely Related to Medicine ... by George Milbry Gould

[acinus, a berry or grapestone]. Possessing or made of kernels, ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

See Acinus (Illus. Diet.). Acinal (as/-in-al). Pertaining to an acinus; acinous. Acineses. See Akincses. Acinesic, Acinetic. See Akinetic. Acinosa tunica. See Tunica acinosa. Acinose (as'-in-oz). See Acinous. Acinosus (as-in-o'-sus) [L.].

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences, Including the Pronunciation... (1903)

by George Milbry Gould

[acinus, the grape]. In ' biology, having the surface covered with grape-like vesicles, as in certain algae. Acinesia. (as-in—e'-ze-(z/z) [d priv.; Iciwycng, motion]. Motor paralysis. A loss of motion in any or all parts of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

Blood draining the rumen and intestines is collected in the portal vein, flows to the liver, and is dispersed through capillaries that flow across the cells of the liver acinus and emptied into the central vein of the liver lobule (Figures 1 and 2).

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

acinic cell adenocarcinoma / asin'ik/ [L, acinus, grape], an uncommon low-grade malignant neoplasm that develops in the secreting cells of racemose glands, especially the salivary glands .

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

mucoserous acinus tissues of the soft palate, labial and buccal mucosa, ventral surface of the tongue, and the floor of the oral cavity. It comprises connective tissue and nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium. mucosa, masticatory, n a ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Acinus. Acinus is the name applied to each of the minute sacs of which secreting glands are composed. Acleistocardia. A congenital patent foramen ovale in the heart (hole in the heart). Acne. (compare FURUNCULOSIS) An inflammation of ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Acinus. Acinus is the name applied ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Some authorities regard the term as synonymous with *alveolus, but others distinguish an acinus by the possession of a narrow passage (lumen) leading from the ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

to an acinus. acinar cell carcinoma of ...

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Acinus Meaning

Video shows what acinus means. One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc.. A grape-stone.

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The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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