Ac"i*nus (#), n.; pl. Acini (#). [L., grape, grapestone.]

1. Bot. (a)

One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc.


A grapestone.

2. Anat.

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.



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