holdfast

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noun hold·fast \ˈhōl(d)-ˌfast\

Definition of holdfast

  1. 1 :  something to which something else may be firmly secured

  2. 2a :  a part by which a plant clings to a flat surfaceb :  an organ by which a parasitic animal attaches itself to its host

1566

First Known Use of holdfast

1566


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holdfast

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noun hold·fast \ˈhōl(d)-ˌfast\

Medical Definition of holdfast

  1. :  an organ by which a parasitic animal (as a tapeworm) attaches itself to its host


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