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sustentacular

[suhs-tuh n-tak-yuh-ler]
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adjective Anatomy.
  1. supporting.
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Origin of sustentacular

1885–90; < New Latin sustentācul(um) a support (Latin sustentā(re), frequentative of sustinēre to sustain + -culum -cule2) + -ar1
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sustentacular

adjective
  1. anatomy (of fibres, cells, etc) supporting or forming a support
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin sustentāculum a stay, from sustentāre to support, from sustinēre to sustain
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sustentacular in Medicine

sustentacular

(sŭs′tən-tăkyə-lər)
adj.
  1. Serving to support.
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