a supporting bandage, muscle, ligament, etc.
serving as a suspensory.
suspending the operation of something.
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How to use suspensory in a sentence
And finally, contraction of the suspensory ligament is of rare occurrence.Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
The tearing of the suspensory ligament on the inner side may be assisted by the cutting edge of the needle during depression.
Small suspensory paint pot, used in the decoration of the paraphernalia of the God of War—A-hai-i-ta—in times of peace.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained | James Stevenson
It was the suspensory clause which enabled Henry to coerce the Pope, and he was not slow to take advantage of it.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2) | Thomas M. Lindsay
An Example of a "suspensory Bill" would be a small account from your haberdasher's for a pair of braces.
British Dictionary definitions for suspensory
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
suspending or supporting
anatomy (of a ligament or muscle) supporting or holding a structure or part in position
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