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Medical Term:

sac

Pronunciation: sak

Definition:

  1. A pouch or bursa.
  2. An encysted abscess at the root of a tooth.
  3. The capsule of a tumor, or envelope of a cyst.

Synonym(s): saccus

[L. saccus, a bag]

See Also: sacculus

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