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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Botany A multicellular filamentous structure developed from a zygote in seed-bearing plants and connecting the embryo to the endosperm.
  • n. An athletic supporter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An athletic support; a jockstrap
  • n. The cord which suspends the embryo, and which is attached to the radicle in the young state; the proembryo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A suspensory.
  • n. The cord which suspends the embryo; and which is attached to the radicle in the young state; the proembryo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which suspends.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise

Etymologies

New Latin suspēnsor, one that suspends, from Latin suspēnsus, past participle of suspendere, to suspend; see suspend.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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