[suhs-tuh n-tak-yuh-ler]

adjective Anatomy.

Origin of sustentacular

1885–90; < New Latin sustentācul(um) a support (Latin sustentā(re), frequentative of sustinēre to sustain + -culum -cule2) + -ar1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sustentacular



anatomy (of fibres, cells, etc) supporting or forming a support

Word Origin for sustentacular

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




Serving to support.
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