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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 Alveonasus Acinus
  15. Species Ornithodoros Acinus
  16. Ornithodoros Delanoei Acinus
  17. Subspecies Ornithodoros Delanoei Acinus

Printed 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 firstā€order respiratory bronchiole or bronchiole. Since respiratory bronchioles are the largest ...

Google previewCaffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging E-Book (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 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 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 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 previewPhysiology E-Book (2017)

by Linda S. Costanzo

The acinus is the blind end of a SALIVARY SECRETION Lumen Salivary ductal cell Blood Na+ H+ 1. cells of the pancreas (pancreatic secretion), and the liver (bile) (Table 8.3). Fig. 8.12 Mechanism of salivary secretion. Initial saliva is ...

Google previewThe Practice of Surgical Pathology (2017)

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

The acinus is a functional triangular unit with the portal tracts at ...

Google previewUnderstanding Pulmonary Pathology (2016)

Applying Pathological Findings in Therapeutic Decision Making by Richard L. Kradin

Embryologically, the gas exchanging alveolated acinus is the last element to differentiate in normal lung development. This process is reversed in UIP via what can be ...

Google previewImaging in SARS (2004)

by A. T. Ahuja, C. G. C. Ooi

The pulmonary acinus is the smallest airspace unit visible on the radiograph (4-9 mm in diameter) and is that part of the lung distal to the terminal bronchiole including respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts and alveolar sacs. Filling of the acini ...

Google previewIntegration in Respiratory Control (2007)

From Genes to Systems by Marc Poulin, Richard J. A. Wilson

one mechanism of interest at the level of the pulmonary acinus is the effect of 'diffusional screening' on gas exchange (Felici, Filoche, Straus, ...

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

acinus is a Latin word for a berry. A round cluster of epithelial cells known as an acinus, as in the salivary glands or pancreas, closely resembles a knobby berry. acne is of uncertain origin. Hippocrates is said to have used the Greek word achn ...

Google previewKumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine E-Book (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 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 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 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 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 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 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 previewPathophysiology , Concepts and Applications for Health Care Professionals (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 ...

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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.

Scrabble value of A1C3I1N1U1S1

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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