suspensor

[ suh-spen-ser ]
/ səˈspɛn sər /

noun

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.

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Origin of suspensor

1740–50; <New Latin suspēnsor, equivalent to suspend-, stem of suspendere to suspend + -tor-tor, with dt>s
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British Dictionary definitions for suspensor

suspensor
/ (səˈspɛnsə) /

noun

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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