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1. 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.
2. An athletic supporter.

[New Latin suspēnsor, one that suspends, from Latin suspēnsus, past participle of suspendere, to suspend; see suspend.]
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1. (Anatomy) another name for suspensory1
2. (Botany) botany (in a seed) a row of cells attached to the embryo plant, by means of which it is pushed into the endosperm
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(səˈspɛn sər)

2. a structure in seed-bearing plants that bears the embryo and carries it to a food source by elongation.
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Noun1.suspensor - a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercisesuspensor - a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
man's clothing - clothing that is designed for men to wear
protective garment - clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury
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The right uterine horn was drawn and externalized with snook hook until visualization of the right OAC, then the right ovary suspensor ligament was sectioned and preventive hemostasis of the pedicle performed by transfixing it, with a surgeon's knot using poliglecaprone 25 (n[degrees]0) and sectioning it, between ligation and ovary.
The primary somatic embryos were observed in the periphery mass after 30 days; those embryos were next to the mass or attached through a suspensor, which revealed the origin of the somatic embryos that can be multicellular or unicellular (Parrott, 2002; Morimoto et al., 2006; Sharry et al., 2006; Singh and Chaturvedi, 2009).
Gustavo et al., "Correction of Severe Ptosis with a Silicone Implant Suspensor: 22 Years of Experience," Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol.
En la caricatura, firmada por "Espejo", se aprecia una vez mas el lugar preponderante asignado a Estados Unidos, pais que cumplio el rol de mediador entre Chile y Peru en el contexto de la posguerra y que, representado por un gran "Tio Sam", le muestra la mencionada "formula Hughes" a un pequeno nino negro de cabello rizado y de labios blancos, que luce una camisa a cuadros y un pantalon corto, remendado en la parte posterior y sujetado con un suspensor, en el cual se lee la palabra "Peru" (Figura 13).
Suboccipital muscles attached to this region determine head posture, controlling fine complicated movements for compound flexion and extension, as well as lateral flexion with rotation.1,2 The cranial cervical mandibular system is made up of three main structures: TMJ, occipital atlas axis articulation, and hyoid bone with its suspensor system.