- Bot. a cell or group of cells that forces the embryo of a higher plant into its food supply, the endosperm
Origin of suspensorMedieval Latin
- Botany A usually multicellular filamentous structure in seed plants and some pteridophytes that develops from the zygote and serves to transport nutrients to the embryo. It degenerates later in embryogenesis.
- An athletic supporter.
Origin of suspensorNew Latin suspēnsor, one that suspends, from Latin suspēnsus, past participle of suspendere, to suspend; see suspend.