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
noun, plural suspensories. 1. a supporting bandage, muscle, ligament, etc. adjective 2. serving as a suspensory. 3. suspending the operation of something. noun (pl) -ries 1. (anatomy) Also called suspensor. 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 […]
- Suspensory bandage
suspensory bandage n. An expandable bag used to support the scrotum and its contents.
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.
- Suspensory ligament of axilla
suspensory ligament of axilla n. A downward extension of the clavipectoral fascia that attaches to the axillary fascia, forming the armpit hollow.