- a suspensory ligament, bandage, etc.
- 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 of suspensor
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The embryo e, with its suspensor, is contained in the sac, the radicle pointing to the micropyle m.
The first root and the stem arise from the cells next the suspensor.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
- another name for suspensory (def. 1)
- 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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