noun, plural suspensories.
a supporting bandage, muscle, ligament, etc.
serving as a suspensory.
suspending the operation of something.
noun (pl) -ries
(anatomy) Also called suspensor. a ligament or muscle that holds a structure or part in position
(med) a bandage, sling, etc, for supporting a dependent part
another name (esp US) for jockstrap
suspending or supporting
(anatomy) (of a ligament or muscle) supporting or holding a structure or part in position
suspensory sus·pen·so·ry (sə-spěn’sə-rē)
Of or relating to a ligament, muscle, or other structure that supports or suspends an organ or another part. n.
A support or truss.
An athletic supporter.
- 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.
- 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.