Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun An athletic supporter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which suspends.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[New Latin suspēnsor, one that suspends, from Latin suspēnsus, past participle of suspendere, to suspend; see suspend.]

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