Sustentacular
Sustentacular Sus`ten*tac"u*lar, a. [See {Sustenance}.] (Anat.) Supporting; sustaining; as, a sustentacular tissue. [1913 Webster]

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  • sustentacular — Relating to a sustentaculum; supporting. * * * sus·ten·tac·u·lar .səs tən tak yə lər, .ten adj serving to support or sustain <sustentacular bone> * * * sus·ten·tac·u·lar (sus″tən takґu lər) [L. sustentare to support] 1.… …   Medical dictionary

  • sustentacular — adjective serving to sustain or support sustentacular cells • Pertains to noun: ↑sustainment • Derivationally related forms: ↑sustentation …   Useful english dictionary

  • sustentacular — /sus teuhn tak yeuh leuhr/, adj. Anat. supporting. [1885 90; < NL sustentacul(um) a support (L sustenta(re), freq. of sustinere to SUSTAIN + culum CULE2) + AR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sustentacular — adj. supporting (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sustentacular — sus·ten·tac·u·lar …   English syllables

  • sustentacular — /ˌsʌstɛnˈtækjələ/ (say .susten takyuhluh) adjective supporting. {Latin sustentāculum a support + ar1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sustentacular cell — n a supporting epithelial cell (as a Sertoli cell or a cell of the olfactory epithelium) that lacks a specialized function (as nerve impulse conduction) …   Medical dictionary

  • sustentacular fiber of Muller — sustentacular fiber of Müller n FIBER OF MÜLLER …   Medical dictionary

  • sustentacular cell — noun Etymology: New Latin sustentaculum supporting part, from Latin, prop, from sustentare Date: 1901 a supporting epithelial cell (as a Sertoli cell or a cell of the olfactory epithelium) that lacks a specialized function (as nerve impulse… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sustentacular cells — Supporting cells of organs as differentiated from the cells that provide the function of the organ …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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