A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-uh-nuh s]
    • /ˈæs ə nəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-uh-nuh s]
    • /ˈæs ə nəs/

Definitions of acinus word

  • noun acinus any of the terminal saclike portions of a compound gland 3
  • noun acinus any of the small drupes that make up the fruit of the blackberry, raspberry, etc 3
  • noun acinus a collection of berries, such as a bunch of grapes 3
  • noun acinus one of the small sacs of a compound or racemose gland 3
  • noun plural acinus Botany. one of the small drupelets or berries of an aggregate, baccate fruit, as the blackberry. 1
  • noun plural acinus a berry, as a grape or currant. 1

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Origin of acinus

First appearance:

before 1725
One of the 49% newest English words
1725-35; < Latin: grape, berry, seed of a berry

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acinus popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acinus usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with acinus

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