suspensor definition by Webster's New World
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- Bot. a cell or group of cells that forces the embryo of a higher plant into its food supply, the endosperm
Origin: Midieval Latin
suspensor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Botany A multicellular filamentous structure developed from a zygote in seed-bearing plants and connecting the embryo to the endosperm.
- An athletic supporter.
Origin: New Latin suspēnsor, one that suspends, from Latin suspēnsus, past participle of suspendere, to suspend; see suspend.