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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.
pulmonary acinus terminal respiratory unit.
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a functional unit of the liver, comprising all liver parenchyma supplied by a terminal branch of the portal vein and hepatic artery; typically involves segments of two lobules lying between two terminal hepatic venules.
Synonym(s): Rappaport acinus
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liv·er ac·i·nus(liv'ĕr as'i-nŭs)
The smallest functional unit of the liver, comprising all of the liver parenchyma supplied by a terminal branch of the portal vein and hepatic artery.
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