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sac

 [sak]
a baglike organ or structure; see also bag, pocket, and pouch.
air s's (alveolar s's) the spaces into which the alveolar ducts open distally, and with which the alveoli communicate; see also lung.
amniotic sac the sac formed by the amnion, enclosing the fetus suspended in amniotic fluid; popularly known as the bag of waters.
conjunctival sac the potential space, lined by conjunctiva, between the eyelids and the eyeball.
endolymphatic sac the blind, flattened cerebral end of the endolymphatic duct.
hernial sac the peritoneal pouch that encloses protruding intestine.
lacrimal sac the dilated upper end of the nasolacrimal duct; see also lacrimal apparatus.
yolk sac the extraembryonic membrane connected with the midgut; in vertebrates below true mammals, it contains a yolk mass.
Yolk sac in a developing embryo. From Applegate, 2000.

sac

(sak), Do not confuse this word with sack.
1. A pouch or bursa.
See also: sacculus. Synonym(s): saccus
2. An encysted abscess at the root of a tooth.
3. The capsule of a tumor, or envelope of a cyst.
[L. saccus, a bag]

sac

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

sac

A pouch or other enclosed anatomic structure.

SAC

Abbreviation for:
seasonal acute conjunctivitis
serous adenocarcinoma
Sexual Addiction and Compulsion
Specialty Advisory Committee, see there 
splinting for acute closure
standardised assessment of concussion
stoma appliance customisation
substance abuse counsellor

sac

Medtalk A pouch or other enclosed structure. See Alveolar sac, Gestational sac, Pouch, Yolk sac.

sac

(sak)
1. A pouch or bursa.
Synonym(s): saccus [TA] .
2. An encysted abscess at the root of a tooth.
3. The capsule of a tumor, or envelope of a cyst.
See also: sacculus
[L. saccus, a bag]

sac

Any bag-like organ or body structure.

sac

a bag-like or pouched structure.

sac

(sak)
1. Encysted abscess at the root of a tooth.
2. Pouch or bursa.
3. Capsule of a tumor, or envelope of a cyst.
[L. saccus, a bag]

Patient discussion about sac

Q. what does it mean when an ultrasound shows an empty amniotic sac and no baby?

A. This exact thing happened with my friend who is now 22 weeks with her first baby. She had 2 additional sacs - both empty - and the doctor said that the pregnancy had probably started out as triplets but that only one of the embryos had actually established and continued to grow.

Her doctor said it is very common for a woman to have more than one egg fertilize but that in most cases the pregnancy continues as a singleton only. She told my friend that the empty sacs would just disappear through time (which they did) and that they posed no danger to her baby.

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Le constat dresse par le ministere de l'Industrie, dans un communique publie dimanche, indique que le sac en plastique est definitivement banni des segments de la moyenne et grande distribution et du commerce de proximite organise.
In 1991, two experiments were performed at two sites in the Negev desert, beginning on 24 July and lasting one month, during which the egg sacs were inspected five times.
Detailed review of the available literature denotes the so far detection of tuberculosis in an asymptomatic patient by histopathological examination of a hernia sac is not reported.
[beaucoup moins que] La caravane nationale verte lancee il y a deja quelques semaines pour sensibiliser le grand public sur les effets nefastes du sac en plastique sur l'environnement et la de mettre fin a leur utilisation qui porte atteinte a la sante des citoyens et les animaux [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t- elle explique.
The Liocranoides spiders and egg sacs we observed were in the twilight zone (the area to which some light penetrates) of these caves, rather than in dark zone cave habitats.
Clearly, it is better to prevent anal sac problems from developing than to have to treat them later!
The fact that dermatologists are the specialists under whose purview anal sacs usually fall tells you just how much of a veterinary stepchild these obscure little cavities are.
(2004), pointed that the one of the crucial factors increasing the mortality of chickens in that period, point to the retention and infection of the yolk sac. Anjum (1997), on the other hand, reported on retention and bacterial infection of the yolk sac being the most common cause of death in chickens in Pakistan.
The seeds for Raytheon's SAC were planted in 2012, when Michael Shaughnessy, a Raytheon veteran, became vice president of Integrated Supply Chain for Raytheon's IDS business.
To determine monthly egg clutch size, brown widow egg sacs were collected during the day from several cities in Orange and Riverside counties, California from June through October 2012.
Occasionally the anal sacs must be removed surgically if they become chronically infected or cause continuing discomfort to the dog.