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
cordwhich suspends the embryo, and which is attached to the radiclein 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
The first root and the stem arise from the cells next the suspensor.
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.
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.
They also move quadrupedally in the trees and they also use a suspensor manner to move around in a feeding source.
Arrows denote abnormal cell divisions in the suspensor and hypophysis.
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.