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[ sak ]
/ sæk /
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noun

a baglike structure in an animal, plant, or fungus, as one containing fluid.

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Origin of sac

First recorded in 1735–45; from Latin saccus “bag, sackcloth”; see sack1

OTHER WORDS FROM sac

saclike, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sac

sac , sack, saque

Definition for sac (2 of 3)

Sac
[ sak, sawk ]
/ sæk, sɔk /

noun, plural Sacs, (especially collectively) Sac.

Definition for sac (3 of 3)

SAC

or S.A.C.

[ sak ]
/ sæk /

noun

Strategic Air Command.
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British Dictionary definitions for sac (1 of 2)

sac
/ (sæk) /

noun

a pouch, bag, or pouchlike part in an animal or plant

Derived forms of sac

saclike, adjective

Word Origin for sac

C18: from French, from Latin saccus; see sack 1

British Dictionary definitions for sac (2 of 2)

SAC

abbreviation for (in Britain)

Special Area of Conservation
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Medical definitions for sac

sac
[ săk ]

n.

A pouch or bursa.
An encysted abscess at the root of a tooth.
The capsule of a tumor or the envelope of a cyst.
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Scientific definitions for sac

sac
[ săk ]

A pouch or pouch-shaped structure in an animal or plant, often containing liquids. The human bladder is a sac.
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