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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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In the present study, follicles begin to appear in the second decade and elaboration of acini are noticed after 15 years which supports the view of Shiraishi et al (2002).
Our data revealed that NLRP3 inflammasome activation is associated with cerulein-induced inflammation in acini and suppressed by SFN.
003 (Legend: (C) control animals, (S) treated animals, dL--the mean linear diameter of islets of Langerhans, VvA--volume density of: egzocrine acini, VvL--volume density of islets of Langerhans, VvS--volume density of septa, volume density of, VvD--volume density of excretory ducts) * p<0.
Types of glandular acini and number of mucous, serous acini and demilunes were also counted.
Evidence of carcinogenesis was patchy and irregular, while acini and ducts were not uniformly affected.
By looking closely at the structures in a large sample of benign tissues, the researchers were able to note standard measurements for lobule size and number of acini in the lobules.
The Pg zone was defined as a band 10 [micro]m wide around the acini, and the remaining stroma was considered as an Ig zone.
In all sections examined for the 12 experimental individuals, ferritin-containing hemocytes were always observed in close association with connective tissue fibers extending from the basal lamina of the intestinal epithelium and the acini (Fig.
It increased the production of the androgen responsive reporters, firefly luciferase in PC3 cells, and the presence of dilated acini in the prostates of sexually immature LPB-CAT mice.
Endstage lung disease, as defined morphologically, represents the culmination of a "dying-back" process of acini within the secondary pulmonary lobule.