sac

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noun

: a pouch within an animal or plant often containing a fluid
a synovial sac
saclike adjective

sac

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abbreviation (1)

sacrifice

Sac

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variant of sauk

SAC

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abbreviation

1
special agent in charge
2
Strategic Air Command

Examples of sac in a Sentence

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Noun
Typical lures include bead rigs and egg sacs to mimic free-floating eggs that steelhead key in on. Max Inchausti, Field & Stream, 12 June 2024 Someone seems to be roaming the cul de sac at odd hours, and signs of Billy’s presence keep appearing in Ethan’s backyard. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 21 June 2024 The sacs are ruptured (in a good way for smell and taste) each time the plant is chewed or rubbed. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, 11 June 2024 The cells are transported through the body to the sea slug’s appendages, where they are stored in sacs until they are fired off as a defense if the slug is under attack. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for sac 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

French, literally, bag, from Latin saccus — more at sack

First Known Use

Noun

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sac was in 1741

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Cite this Entry

“Sac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sac. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sac

noun
ˈsak
: a pouch in an animal or plant often containing a fluid
a food-storage sac
saclike
-ˌlīk
adjective

Medical Definition

sac

noun
: a soft-walled anatomical cavity usually having a narrow opening or none at all and often containing a special fluid
a synovial sac
see air sac, amniotic sac, dental sac, lacrimal sac

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