sustentaculum[sus′ten tak′yə ləm]
sustentaculum definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. sustentacula
Anat. a supporting structure
Origin: Modern Latin a support ; from Classical Latin ; from sustentare, to hold up, support, intensive of sustinere (see sustain)
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- sustentacular adjective
sustentaculum - Medical Definition
noun pl. sus·ten·tac·u·la
An anatomical structure that supports another anatomical structure.