- a baglike structure in an animal, plant, or fungus, as one containing fluid.
Origin of sac
- Strategic Air Command.
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Contemporary Examples of sac
Meanwhile, in lower Manhattan, former SAC Capital manager Matthew Martoma is on trial for insider trading in drug-company stocks.Confide Is the Best Way to Keep Your Dastardly Deeds Hidden—For Now
January 17, 2014
As part of the deal, Cohen and SAC Capital had to plead guilty to the charges, and had to accept a further monetary punishment.
Cohen and SAC in March agreed to pay a $616 million fine to settle insider-trading charges.
The settlement is actually for $1.8 billion, but SAC Capital is getting a credit for the $616 million it already paid the SEC.
On Monday, SAC agreed to pay a record $1.2 billion to resolve insider-trading charges.
Historical Examples of sac
The spores are inclosed in these sacs, usually eight in a sac.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
This sac later divides into two, and develops into the lungs of the animal.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
The Serpent is converted into a sac, holding up the rain-waters.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
If the sac then is not to be opened, the rest of the operation is very simple.
It is not at all necessary in every case to open the sac of the peritoneum.
- a pouch, bag, or pouchlike part in an animal or plant
Word Origin for sac
- Special Area of Conservation
"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.