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1

what are the 3 types of acini?

1. serous
2. mucous
3. mucoserous

2

which acini have a narrow lumen?

Serous

3

which acini have a wider diameter?

mucous

4

which acini consists of or secretes both serous and mucous fluid?

mucoserous

5

what is meant by serous demilune?

.....is a cap in the shape of a half-moon (hence the name "demilune")
.....Serous demilunes are the serous cells at the distal end of mucous tubuloalveolar secretory unit of certain salivary glands
......These demilune cells secrete the proteins that contain the enzyme lysozyme, which degrades the cell walls of bacteria.

6

what is meant by myoepithelial cells?

forcing saliva