(Sar"cle) v. t. [F. sarcler to weed, fr. L. sarculare to hoe, fr. sarculum hoe.] To weed, or
clear of weeds, with a hoe. [Obs.] Ainsworth.
(Sar"co-) A combining form from Gr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh; as, sarcophagous, flesh-eating;
(||Sar*cob"a*sis) n.; pl. Sarcobases [NL., fr. Gr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh + base.] (Bot.) A
fruit consisting of many dry indehiscent cells, which contain but few seeds and cohere about a common
style, as in the mallows.
(Sar"co*blast) n. [Sarco- + -blast.] (Zoöl.) A minute yellowish body present in the interior of
(Sar"co*carp) n. [Sarco- + Gr. fruit: cf. F. sarcocarpe.] (Bot.) The fleshy part of a stone
fruit, situated between the skin, or epicarp, and the stone, or endocarp, as in a peach. See Illust. of
The term has also been used to denote any fruit which is fleshy throughout. M. T. Masters.
(Sar"co*cele) n. [Gr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh + tumor: cf. F. sarcocèle.] (Med.) Any solid tumor
of the testicle.
(Sar"co*col Sar`co*col"la) , n. [L. sarcocolla, from Gr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh + glue: cf. F. sarcocolle.]
A gum resin obtained from certain shrubs of Africa formerly thought to cause healing of wounds and
(Sar"code) n. [Gr. fleshy; sa`rx, flesh + e'i^dos form. Cf. Sarcoid.] (Biol.) A name applied
by Dujardin in 1835 to the gelatinous material forming the bodies of the lowest animals; protoplasm.
(Sar"co*derm ||sar`co*der"ma) , n. [NL. sarcoderma. See Sarco-, and Derm.] (Bot.) (a)
A fleshy covering of a seed, lying between the external and internal integuments. (b) A sarcocarp.
(Sar*cod"ic) a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to sarcode.
(Sar"coid) a. [Gr. . See Sarcode.] (Biol.) Resembling flesh, or muscle; composed of sarcode.
(Sar`co*lac"tic) a. [Sarco- + lactic.] (Physiol. Chem.) Relating to muscle and milk; as,
sarcolactic acid. See Lactic acid, under Lactic.
(Sar`co*lem"ma) n. [NL., from Gr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh + rind, skin.] (Anat.) The very
thin transparent and apparently homogeneous sheath which incloses a striated muscular fiber; the myolemma.
(Sar"co*line) a. [Gr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh.] (Min.) Flesh-colored.
(Sar`co*log"ic Sar`co*log"ic*al) , a. Of or pertaining to sarcology.
(Sar*col"o*gy) n. [Sarco- + -logy: cf. F. sarcologie.] That part of anatomy which treats of
the soft parts. It includes myology, angiology, neurology, and splanchnology.
(||Sar*co"ma) n.; pl. L. Sarcomata E. sarcomas [NL., from Gr. from sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh.]
(Med.) A tumor of fleshy consistence; formerly applied to many varieties of tumor, now restricted to a
variety of malignant growth made up of cells resembling those of fetal development without any proper
(Sar*com"a*tous) a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to sarcoma; resembling sarcoma.