- a supporting bandage, muscle, ligament, etc.
- serving as a suspensory.
- suspending the operation of something.
Origin of suspensory
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The Ancients had a suspensory veto, but no initiative in legislation.
The first course is laid upon the fore-edge of the suspensory ring.More Hunting Wasps
J. Henri Fabre
And finally, contraction of the suspensory ligament is of rare occurrence.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
The so-called “suspensory muscle of the duodenum” belongs to this category.
Ventral portion, between diaphragm and liver, forms the broad falciform or suspensory ligament of the liver.
- Also called: suspensor anatomy a ligament or muscle that holds a structure or part in position
- med a bandage, sling, etc, for supporting a dependent part
- another name (esp US) for jockstrap
- suspending or supporting
- anatomy (of a ligament or muscle) supporting or holding a structure or part in position
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- Of or relating to a ligament, muscle, or other structure that supports or suspends an organ or another part.
- A support or truss.
- An athletic supporter.
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