suspensor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n suspensor a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Suspensor A suspensory.
    • Suspensor (Bot) The cord which suspends the embryo; and which is attached to the radicle in the young state; the proembryo.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n suspensor One who or that which suspends. In surgery, a suspensory bandage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Suspensor a suspensory bandage
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. suspendĕresub, beneath, pendēre, pensum, to hang.

Usage

In literature:

In ovipositing the suspensors would leave the oviparous duct last.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884" by Various
The first root and the stem arise from the cells next the suspensor.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
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In news:

Lou Berney immediately earned a seat of honor at the mystery masters' table with his crackling caper novel, "Gutshot Straight" - a lightning-fast, fiendishly clever suspensor that screamed for a sequel.
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