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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.


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