American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which suspends. In surgery, a suspensory bandage.
- n. US 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A suspensory.
- n. (Bot.) The cord which suspends the embryo; and which is attached to the radicle in the young state; the proembryo.
- n. a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
- 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)
“The germinal vesicle now secretes a wall, divides into two parts, and while the rest of the embyro-sac fills with endosperm cells, it produces by cell division from the upper half a short row of cells termed a suspensor, and from the lower half a mass of cells constituting the embryo.”
“Operating long-dormant controls, he managed to get the dual bank of suspensor engines functioning.”
“In Dicotyledons the shoot of the embryo is wholly derived from the terminal cell of the pro-embryo, from the next cell the root arises, and the remaining ones form the suspensor.”
“The first root and the stem arise from the cells next the suspensor.”
“They also move quadrupedally in the trees and they also use a suspensor manner to move around in a feeding source.”
“From the triangular stage and onward, abnormal divisions of the suspensor, QC and columella cells were detected.”
“Arrowheads in (B) indicate abnormal divisions in suspensor and columella initials; arrowhead in (C and D) marks abnormal division in protoderm.”
“In WT embryos expression is seen in the lens shape and the upper suspensor cells.”
“Arrowheads in (M and N) mark abnormal division in hypophysis and suspensor; vertical brackets in (O and P) mark unshaped basal region.”
“Arrows denote abnormal cell divisions in the suspensor and hypophysis.”
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