Origin of sustentacular
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Increase in size following emergence from hibernation may be due in part to proliferation of the sustentacular cytoplasm.
The sustentacular cytoplasm has a less compact arrangement in late May than in April.
The lumina are filled with cellular detritus and are no longer bordered by a clear ring of sustentacular cytoplasm.
Sperm are present in small groups within the sustentacular cytoplasm, but ordinarily are absent in the lumina.
- anatomy (of fibres, cells, etc) supporting or forming a support
C19: from Latin sustentāculum a stay, from sustentāre to support, from sustinēre to sustain
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- Serving to support.
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