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Sac

 (săk, sôk)
n.
Variant of Sauk.

SAC

abbr.
Strategic Air Command

sac 1

 (săk)
n.
A pouch or pouchlike structure in an organism, sometimes filled with fluid.

[French, bag, from Old French, from Latin saccus; see sack1.]

sac 2

 (săk)
n. Baseball
1. A sacrifice fly. Also called sac fly.
2. A sacrifice bunt. Also called sac bunt.

sac

(sæk)
n
(Biology) a pouch, bag, or pouchlike part in an animal or plant
[C18: from French, from Latin saccus; see sack1]
ˈsacˌlike adj

SAC

(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Environmental Science) Special Area of Conservation

sac

(sæk)

n.
a baglike structure in an animal, plant, or fungus, esp. one containing fluid.
[1735–45; < Latin saccus sack1]
sac′like`, adj.

Sac

(sæk, sɔk)

n., pl. Sacs, (esp. collectively) Sac.

SAC

(sæk)
n.
Strategic Air Command.

sac

(săk)
A bag-like bag in an animal or plant, often containing liquids. The human bladder is a sac.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sac - an enclosed spacesac - an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
enclosed space, cavity - space that is surrounded by something
2.sac - a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
3.sac - a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in Wisconsin in the Fox River valley and on the shores of Green BaySac - a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in Wisconsin in the Fox River valley and on the shores of Green Bay
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
4.sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
yolk sac - membranous structure enclosing the yolk of eggs in birds, reptiles, marsupials, and some fishes; circulates nutrients to the developing embryo
umbilical vesicle, vesicula umbilicus, vitelline sac, yolk sac - membranous structure that functions as the circulatory system in mammalian embryos until the heart becomes functional
amnion, amnios, amniotic sac - thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
chorion - the outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
coelenteron - the saclike body cavity of a coelenterate
air bladder, swim bladder, float - an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy
air sac - any of the membranous air-filled extensions of the lungs of birds
air sac - any of the thin-walled extensions of the tracheae of insects
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
saccule, sacculus - a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth)
bladder, vesica - a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)
acinus - one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland
bursa - a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints
cistern, cisterna - a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
pouch, pocket - (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
vesicle, cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
air cell, air sac, alveolus - a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
pericardial sac - the membrane surrounding the heart

sac

noun pouch, bag, pocket, bladder, pod, cyst, bursa, vesicle The lungs consist of millions of tiny air sacs.
Translations

sac

[sæk] N (Anat, Bio) → saco m

sac

[ˈsæk] n (ANATOMY)sac m

sac

n (Anat) → Sack m; (= pollen sac)Staubbeutel m

sac

[sæk] n (Anat) → sacco
honey sac → cestella (del polline)

sac

n. saco, bolsa; estructura u órgano en forma de saco o bolsa.

sac

n (anat) saco
References in periodicals archive ?
The disease is mostly associated with a small incorrectly positioned and dysfunctional endolymphatic sac [6, 7].
2), using immunohistochemical methods, confirmed the presence of IgA and IgG in the epithelial cells of the inner ear and in the lumen of the endolymphatic sac of healthy individuals.
Endolymphatic sac tumours (ELST) occur in 11-16% of VHL patients.
The endolymphatic sac is believed to regulate endolymphatic pressure, fluid volume, and ionic balance within the inner ear.
Furthermore, ELH can be found in autoimmune inner ear disease, posttraumatic ears, otosyphilis, otosclerosis, endolymphatic sac tumors, and other disorders [20].
Surgery on the endolymphatic sac is of questionable value.
Endolymphatic sac is a critical organ in processing and modulating immunity in the inner ear.
Surgical procedures to help relieve symptoms include endolymphatic sac decompression, in which a small section of bone is removed from over the endolymphatic sac.
In other words, if we could restore the proper expression of pendrin in the endolymphatic sac and thereby prevent swelling of the sac, this may prevent swelling of other parts of the inner ear and rescue hearing and balance," she said.
We suggest that it is indicated in the repair of defects created by posterior canal occlusion surgery as well as other procedures such as intra-operative CSF leaks during mastoid surgery or endolymphatic sac repairs.
Stephen Wetmore of West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown found that surgery to drain fluid from the inner ear's endolymphatic sac improved the problem in 77 percent of 51 cases.
3 Other manifestations include papillary cystadenomas of epididymis, endolymphatic sac tumors, renal cysts and tumors, pancreatic cysts, paragangliomas, and visceral angiomatous tumors.