suspensor

noun

sus·​pen·​sor sə-ˈspen(t)-sər How to pronounce suspensor (audio)
: a suspending part or structure: such as
a
: 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 endosperm
b
: 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

Examples of suspensor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Diagrammatic illustration of the electrostatic potentials created on the polyester suspensor and the scrotal sac. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 18 July 2014

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin suspendere

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suspensor was in 1832

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“Suspensor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suspensor. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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