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sustentacular

[suhs-tuh n-tak-yuh-ler] /ˌsʌs tənˈtæk yə lər/
adjective, Anatomy
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin sustentācul(um) a support (Latin sustentā(re), frequentative of sustinēre to sustain + -culum -cule2) + -ar1
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British Dictionary definitions for sustentacular

sustentacular

/ˌsʌstɛnˈtækjʊlə/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) (of fibres, cells, etc) supporting or forming a support
Word Origin
C19: from Latin sustentāculum a stay, from sustentāre to support, from sustinēre to sustain
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sustentacular in Medicine

sustentacular sus·ten·tac·u·lar (sŭs'tən-tāk'yə-lər, -těn-)
adj.
Serving to support.

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