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suspensory

[suh-spen-suh-ree]
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noun, plural sus·pen·so·ries.
  1. a supporting bandage, muscle, ligament, etc.
adjective
  1. serving as a suspensory.
  2. suspending the operation of something.

Origin of suspensory

1535–45; < Latin suspēns(us) (see suspense) + -ory1
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suspensory

noun plural -ries
  1. Also called: suspensor anatomy a ligament or muscle that holds a structure or part in position
  2. med a bandage, sling, etc, for supporting a dependent part
  3. another name (esp US) for jockstrap
adjective
  1. suspending or supporting
  2. anatomy (of a ligament or muscle) supporting or holding a structure or part in position
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suspensory in Medicine

suspensory

(sə-spĕnsə-rē)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to a ligament, muscle, or other structure that supports or suspends an organ or another part.
n.
  1. A support or truss.
  2. An athletic supporter.
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