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sustentacular

[ suhs-tuhn-tak-yuh-ler ]
/ ˌsʌs tənˈtæk yə lər /
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adjective Anatomy.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for sustentacular

sustentacular
/ (ˌsʌstɛnˈtækjʊlə) /

adjective

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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Medical definitions for sustentacular

sustentacular
[ sŭs′tən-tăkyə-lər ]

adj.

Serving to support.
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