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.
- Suspensory ligament of breast
suspensory ligament of breast n. Any of the numerous, well-developed fibrous bands of the skin that extend from the overlying skin to the fibrous stroma of the mammary gland.
- Suspensory ligament of eyeball
suspensory ligament of eyeball n. A thickening of the inferior part of the bulbar sheath that supports the eye within its orbit.
- Suspensory ligament of lens
suspensory ligament of lens n. See ciliary zonule.