sustentaculum

A structure that serves as a stay or support to another. [L. a prop, fr. sustento, to hold upright]
- s. lienis SYN: phrenicosplenic ligament.
- s. tali support of the talus, a bracket-like lateral projection from the medial surface of the calcaneus, the upper surface of which presents a facet for articulation with the talus.

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sus·ten·tac·u·lum .səs-tən-'tak-yə-ləm n, pl -la -lə a body part that supports or suspends another organ or part

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n.
any anatomical structure that supports another structure.
sustentacular adj.

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sus·ten·tac·u·lum (sus″tən-takґu-ləm) pl. sustentacґula [L.] a support.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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