acinar cells
Epithelial secretory cells arranged as a ball of cells around the lumen of a gland (as in the pancreas).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • acinar cell — acinic cell, acinous cell any of the cells lining an acinus, especially applied to the zymogen secreting cells of the pancreatic acini …   Medical dictionary

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