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sac

[sak] /sæk/
noun
1.
a baglike structure in an animal, plant, or fungus, as one containing fluid.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < Latin saccus sack1
Related forms
saclike, adjective
Can be confused

Sac

[sak, sawk] /sæk, sɔk/
noun, plural Sacs (especially collectively) Sac.
1.
Sauk.

SAC

[sak] /sæk/
noun
1.
Strategic Air Command.
Also, S.A.C.
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Examples for sac
  • A dacryocystectomy is the surgical removal of a part of the lacrimal sac.
  • If due to splash injury, it is often present only in the lower conjunctival sac.
  • The location of presentday cedar rapids was in the territory of the fox and sac tribes.
  • A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue.
British Dictionary definitions for sac

sac

/sæk/
noun
1.
a pouch, bag, or pouchlike part in an animal or plant
Derived Forms
saclike, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Latin saccus; see sack1

SAC

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
Special Area of Conservation
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Word Origin and History for sac
sac
"biological pocket," 1741, from Fr. sac, from L. saccus "bag" (see sack (n.1)).
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sac in Medicine

sac (sāk)
n.

  1. A pouch or bursa.

  2. An encysted abscess at the root of a tooth.

  3. The capsule of a tumor or the envelope of a cyst.

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

1. An early system on the Datatron 200 series.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
(1995-04-12)
2. Service Access Controller.
(2002-12-30)
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Related Abbreviations for sac

SAC

  1. single-attached concentrator
  2. Strategic Air Command
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