- a baglike structure in an animal, plant, or fungus, as one containing fluid.
Origin of sac
Examples from the Web for saclike
The octopods have a saclike body with eight arms of about equal size, in some kinds thick and short, in others long and snaky.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
A saclike dilation in the wall of an artery as the result of weakness of its tissues.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
- a pouch, bag, or pouchlike part in an animal or plant
- Special Area of Conservation
Word Origin and History for saclike
"biological pocket," 1741, from French sac, from Latin saccus "bag" (see sack (n.1)).
central Algonquian people who lived near the upper Mississippi before the Black Hawk War of 1832, from French Canadian Saki, probably a shortened borrowing of Ojibwa (Algonquian) /osa:ki:/, literally "person of the outlet" (of the Saginaw River, which itself contains their name, and means literally "in the Sauk country").
- A pouch or bursa.
- An encysted abscess at the root of a tooth.
- The capsule of a tumor or the envelope of a cyst.
- A pouch or pouch-shaped structure in an animal or plant, often containing liquids. The human bladder is a sac.