noun, plural sus·pen·so·ries.
a supporting bandage, muscle, ligament, etc.
serving as a suspensory.
suspending the operation of something.
Origin of suspensory
< Latin suspēns(us
) (see suspense
) + -ory1
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noun plural -ries
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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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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