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acinus

 [as´ĭ-nus] (pl. a´cini) (L.)
any of the smallest lobules of a compound gland.
liver acinus the smallest functional unit of the liver, a mass of liver parenchyma that is supplied by terminal branches of the portal vein and hepatic artery and drained by a terminal branch of the bile duct.
 Liver acinus: Hepatic lobules are represented by hexagons (solid lines); liver acinus is represented by rhombus (dotted line). From Dorland's, 2000.
pulmonary acinus terminal respiratory unit.

ac·i·ni

(as'i-nī),
Plural of acinus.

acini

See acinus.

acini

Plural of acinus, see there.

acini

 Plural of acinus, eg, milk-producing glands of breast

ac·i·ni

(as'i-nī)
Plural of acinus.
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Adding to the confusion is that the tumor acini often have unusual atrophic cytoplasm; careful attention to the infiltrative architecture and nuclear atypia is crucial to arriving at the correct diagnosis.
Over time, the compressed malignant cells grew into more organized, healthy-looking acini that resembled normal structures, compared with malignant cells that were not compressed.
NO can be regarded as a potential cause for decreased salivary gland function in RA patients, that leads to apoptosis of gland acini, and to the decreased production of saliva.
28] In normal prostatic acini, PSA is processed by enzymatic nicking of a 7 kD segment, followed by back diffusion into the serum.
G12D] (Oncogenes) lost their acini polarities (a feature of abnormally dividing cells at metaphase stage) and had increased cell proliferation rate; it was demonstrated that the cells filled up the lumen of the glands; suggesting loss of cell cycle control and increased cell proliferation.
Salivary glands are composed of specialized epithelial cells, and the basic secretory units of salivary glands are clusters of cells called acini.
AQP-5 appeared mainly at the apical membrane of mucous glands, basolateral membrane and basal membrane of serous acini.
The mammary gland contained numerous small acini with small amounts of milk in the acini and ducts.
Ultrasonogram of the right and left parotid gland revealed multiple hypoechoic areas and heterogeneous distribution of internal echoes suggestive of inflammatory changes and dilation of acini in both glands (Fig.
Wiegand finished 25-6 with a +1728 spread in a final match that featured words such as ACINI (a small saclike division of a gland), NIDATION (implanted in the uterus) and WAWL (to cry like a cat).