suspensory

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sus·pen·so·ry

 (sə-spĕn′sə-rē)
adj.
1. Supporting or suspending: a suspensory bandage.
2. Delaying completion.
n. pl. sus·pen·so·ries
1. A support or truss.
2. An athletic supporter.

suspensory

(səˈspɛnsərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Anatomy) anatomy Also called: suspensor a ligament or muscle that holds a structure or part in position
2. (Medicine) med a bandage, sling, etc, for supporting a dependent part
3. (Clothing & Fashion) another name (esp US) for jockstrap
adj
4. suspending or supporting
5. (Anatomy) anatomy (of a ligament or muscle) supporting or holding a structure or part in position

sus•pen•so•ry

(səˈspɛn sə ri)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. a supporting bandage, muscle, ligament, etc.
adj.
2. serving as a suspensory.
3. suspending the operation of something.
[1535–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suspensory - a bandage of elastic fabric applied to uplift a dependant part (as the scrotum or a pendulous breast)suspensory - a bandage of elastic fabric applied to uplift a dependant part (as the scrotum or a pendulous breast)
bandage, patch - a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
Translations

suspensory

[səsˈpensərɪ]
A. ADJsuspensorio
B. N (also suspensory bandage) → suspensorio m

suspensory

adj (Anat) → Aufhänge-; suspensory ligamentAufhängeband nt
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