suspensor

noun
sus·​pen·​sor | \ sə-ˈspen(t)-sər How to pronounce suspensor (audio) \

Definition of suspensor

: 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

First Known Use of suspensor

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for suspensor

New Latin, from Latin suspendere

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