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Sustentacular



[suhs-tuh n-tak-yuh-ler] /ˌsʌs tənˈtæk yə lər/
adjective, Anatomy.
1.
supporting.
sustentacular
/ˌsʌstɛnˈtækjʊlə/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) (of fibres, cells, etc) supporting or forming a support

sustentacular sus·ten·tac·u·lar (sŭs’tən-tāk’yə-lər, -těn-)
adj.
Serving to support.

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