The Collaborative International Dictionary
Acinus \Ac"i*nus\ ([a^]s"[i^]*n[u^]s), n.; pl. Acini. [L., grape, grapestone.]
One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc.
(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.
--Quain. [1913 Webster] ||
n. (en-irregular plural of: acinus)
n. one of the small drupes making up an aggregate or multiple fruit like a blackberry
one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland
[also: acini (pl)]