An acinus (adjective: acinar, plural acini) refers to any cluster of cells that resembles a many-lobed "berry," such as a raspberry (acinus is Latin for berry). The berry-shaped termination of an exocrine gland, where the secretion is produced, is acinar in form, as is the alveolar sac containing multiple alveoli in the lungs.

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... They remain fully contained within a prostate acinus (the berry-shaped termination of a gland, where the secretion is produced) or duct ... identify the basal cells forming the supporting layer of the acinus ... cancer, the abnormal cells spread beyond the boundaries of the acinus and form clusters without basal cells ...
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... with alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency Distal acinar / paraseptal proximal acinus normal, distal acinus affected Irregular various parts of acinus involved ...