[ sak ]
/ sæk /
a baglike structure in an animal, plant, or fungus, as one containing fluid.
Origin of sac
1735–45; < Latin saccus sack1
Related formssac·like, adjective
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Examples from the Web for saclike
A saclike dilation in the wall of an artery as the result of weakness of its tissues.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
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|Ernest Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for saclike (1 of 2)
/ (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
British Dictionary definitions for saclike (2 of 2)
abbreviation for (in Britain)
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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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