sustentor

noun
sus·​ten·​tor | \ səˈstentə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of sustentor

: one of two hooks on the posterior part of a butterfly pupa forming the cremaster

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History and Etymology for sustentor

New Latin, from Latin sustentus (past participle of sustinere to hold up) + -or

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“Sustentor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sustentor. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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