22, marked thus [&sagittarius] in almanacs; the Archer. (b) A zodiacal constellation, represented on
maps and globes as a centaur shooting an arrow.
(Sag"it*ta"ry) n. [See Sagittarius.]
1. (Myth.) A centaur; a fabulous being, half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver. Shak.
2. The Arsenal in Venice; so called from having a figure of an archer over the door. Shak.
(Sag"it*ta*ry), a. [L. sagittarius.] Pertaining to, or resembling, an arrow. Sir T. Browne.
(Sag"it*tate) a. [NL. sagittatus, fr. L. sagitta an arrow.] Shaped like an arrowhead; triangular,
with the two basal angles prolonged downward.
(Sag"it*ta`ted) a. Sagittal; sagittate.
(Sag"it*to*cyst) n. [See Sagitta, and Cyst.] (Zoöl.) A defensive cell containing a minute
rodlike structure which may be expelled. Such cells are found in certain Turbellaria.
Portland sago, a kind of sago prepared from the corms of the cuckoopint Sago palm. (Bot.) (a)
A palm tree which yields sago. (b) A species of Cycas Sago spleen (Med.), a morbid condition
of the spleen, produced by amyloid degeneration of the organ, in which a cross section shows scattered
gray translucent bodies looking like grains of sago.
(Sa"go) n. [Malay. sagu.] A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used
for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is
prepared from the stems of several East Indian and Malayan palm trees, but chiefly from the Metroxylon
Sagu; also from several cycadaceous plants (Cycas revoluta, Zamia integrifolia, etc.).
(Sa*goin") n. [F. sagouin] (Zoöl.) A marmoset; called also sagouin.