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suspensor

[suh-spen-ser] /səˈspɛn sər/
noun
1.
a suspensory ligament, bandage, etc.
2.
Botany. a cellular structure, developed along with the embryo in seed-bearing plants, that bears the embryo at its apex and by elongation carries the embryo to its food source.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < Neo-Latin suspēnsor, equivalent to suspend-, stem of suspendere to suspend + -tor -tor, with dt > s
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suspensor

/səˈspɛnsə/
noun
1.
another name for suspensory (sense 1)
2.
(botany) (in a seed) a row of cells attached to the embryo plant, by means of which it is pushed into the endosperm
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