[ sak ]
/ sæk /


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

Nearby words

  1. sabretache,
  2. sabrina,
  3. sabs,
  4. sabulosity,
  5. sabulous,
  6. sac fungus,
  7. sac-a-lait,
  8. sacagawea,
  9. sacajawea,
  10. sacaton

Origin of sac

1735–45; < Latin saccus sack1

Related formssac·like, adjective

Can be confusedbag sac sack sacque Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for saclike


/ (sæk) /


a pouch, bag, or pouchlike part in an animal or plant
Derived Formssaclike, adjective

Word Origin for sac

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


abbreviation for (in Britain)

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Word Origin and History for saclike
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Medicine definitions for saclike


[ săk ]


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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Science definitions for saclike


[ 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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