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ACINUS (Lat. for a berry)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 148 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ACINUS (Lat. for a berry), a term in botany applied to such fruits as the blackberry or raspberry, composed of small seed-like berries, and also to those berries themselves, or to grape-stones. By analogy, acinus is applied in anatomy to similar granules or glands, or lobules of a gland.
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