a suspensory ligament, bandage, etc.
Botany. a cellular structure, developed along with the embryo in seed-bearing plants, that bears the embryo at its apex and by elongation carries the embryo to its food source.
another name for suspensory (sense 1)
(botany) (in a seed) a row of cells attached to the embryo plant, by means of which it is pushed into the endosperm


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  • Suspensory-ligament

    noun, Anatomy. 1. any of several tissues that suspend certain organs or parts of the body, especially the transparent, delicate web of fibrous tissue that supports the crystalline lens.

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