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suspensor

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noun sus·pen·sor \sə-ˈspen(t)-sər\

Definition of suspensor

  1. :  a suspending part or structure: asa :  a group or chain of cells that is produced from the zygote of a seed plant and serves to push the developing embryo into the endospermb :  either of a pair of gametangia-bearing hyphal outgrowths in fungi (order Mucorales) that extend from two sexually compatible hyphae and support the resulting zygospore



Origin of suspensor

New Latin, from Latin suspendere


First Known Use: 1832

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