Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a sac or some aspect of one.

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  • adj. shaped like a pouch

Etymologies

sac +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My medical dictionary describes the stomach as a distensible saclike organ connecting the esophagus and the duodenum (throat and small intestine).

    The Stomach: A Very Complex Organ

  • The eggs hatch into a ciliated miracidium which actively seeks out the first host, a gastropod, penetrating its skin and metamorphosing into a saclike sporocyst.

    Platyhelminthes

  • A small saclike organ located at the upper end of the large intestine.

    appendix

  • A stretchable saclike structure in the body that holds fluids.

    bladder

  • (SIST) An abnormal saclike structure that develops in the body and is filled with fluid or semisolid material.

    cyst

  • A saclike structure that stores urine until it can be passed out of the body through the urethra.

    urinary bladder

  • This tiny pear-shaped, saclike organ receives bile, a yellowish green fluid that the liver produces to help digest and absorb fats.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • The repulsive, malformed heads were all pop eyes and gaping mouths, the latter limned with greasy, saclike lips.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • Formed with or having saclike expansions. scirrhus

    Surgical Anatomy

  • He had noted that the abdominal cavity was lined with a peculiar saclike membrane, the peritoneum, which also surrounded most of the organs contained in the cavity, and he made special note that this membrane also enveloped the liver in a peculiar manner.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume I: The Beginnings of Science

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  • better that than "either of two lunglike organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to do things that lungs do. see lung." —i think.

    July 30, 2008

  • See the WeirdNet definition on lung.

    July 30, 2008