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one of the small drupes making up an aggregate or multiple fruit like a blackberry

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one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland

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Each liver acinus is divided into three concentric zones of hepatocytes radiating from a portal triad and terminating at one or more adjacent terminal hepatic venules.
Complementary distribution of carbamoylphosphate synthetase (ammonia) and glutamine synthetase in rat liver acinus is regulated at a pretranslational level.
1973) and were explained by the fact that hepatocytes in zone I of liver acinus are able to synthesize glycogen very actively than other zones as they obtained an excellent supply of nutrients and oxygen (Cardell, 1977 and Cormack, 1987).