Definition of Sustentacular

1. Adjective. Serving to sustain or support. "Sustentacular cells"

Partainyms: Sustainment
Derivative terms: Sustentation



Definition of Sustentacular

1. a. Supporting; sustaining; as, a sustentacular tissue.

Definition of Sustentacular

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Serving to support or sustain. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sustentacular

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sustainedly
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sustainment
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sustentacular (current term)
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Literary usage of Sustentacular

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1. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord with special reference to mechanism and by Harris Ellett Santee (1907)
"sustentacular Tissue (Fig. 53). — In the brain and spinal cord and in the optic nerves two forms of sustentacular tissue are Fi8- 53. ..."

2. A Text-book of histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1904)
"The surface cells are of two kinds: (1) sustentacular cells, and (2) olfactory cells. (1) The sustentacular eells are the more numerous ..."

3. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"These are small nucleated elements, the irregular branching protoplasm of which anastomoses with that of neighboring basal cells and of the sustentacular ..."

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