Resembling an acinus or grape-shaped structure. SYN: aciniform, acinose.

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ac·i·nous 'as-ə-nəs, ə-'sī-nəs adj consisting of or containing acini

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ac·i·nous (asґĭ-nəs) acinar.

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  • Acinous — Acinose Ac i*nose , Acinous Ac i*nousa. [L. acinosus, fr. acinus grapestone.] Consisting of acini, or minute granular concretions; as, acinose or acinous glands. Kirwan. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acinous — adjective see acinus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acinous — /as euh neuhs/, adj. consisting of acini. Also, acinose /as euh nohs /. [1870 75; < L acinosus. See ACINUS, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • acinous — adj. composed of acini (also acinose) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acinous — ac·i·nous …   English syllables

  • acinous — ac•i•nous [[t]ˈæs ə nəs[/t]] also ac•i•nose [[t] ˌnoʊs[/t]] adj. anat. bot consisting of acini • Etymology: 1870–75; < L acinōsus. See acinus, ous …   From formal English to slang

  • acinous — /ˈæsənəs/ (say asuhnuhs) adjective consisting of acini. Also, acinose /ˈæsənoʊs/ (say asuhnohs). {Latin acinōsus like grapes} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • acinous —   a. containing small seeds or drupes …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • acinous — adjective pertaining to one of the small sacs (as in a compound gland) • Syn: ↑acinar, ↑acinose, ↑acinic • Pertains to noun: ↑acinus (for: ↑acinic), ↑acinus ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • acinous gland — a gland made up of one or more acini …   Medical dictionary

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