noun sus·ten·tor \səˈstentə(r)\

Definition of sustentor



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

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Origin and Etymology of sustentor

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

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capable of being understood in two ways

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