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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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But Nolan said: "He has a suspensory problem and we've just had to pull the rug on his season.
These Miocene apes all lacked the suite of enhanced specialisations for suspensory locomotion exhibited by the more specialised extant great apes (although the insular Oreopithecus of the latest Miocene of southern Europe perhaps approximated it).
But when he came back into full training, I wasn't 100 per cent happy with his action so we investigated a bit more and there is a problem with his suspensory ligament.
Basu said that he did like to link modern giraffes with fossil specimens to illustrate the process of evolution and they hypothesized that the suspensory ligament had allowed giraffes to reach large sizes that they otherwise would not have been able to achieve.
After undergoing several tests a suspensory ligament injury has been diagnosed and the setback is likely to keep the versatile performer on the sidelines until next autumn.
He had a suspensory problem, but he's in very good form.
WILLIE Mullins admits he is unsure when his star hurdler Hurricane Fly will return to racecourse action after suffering a sprained suspensory ligament.
He's been off the track because he knocked a suspensory, but he's been back in a long time and is ready to run and hopefully run well.
He said: "Unfortunately, Sense Of Joy has been retired due to what is, basically, a suspensory problem.
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A suspensory injury meant he did not make his debut until winning a maiden at four but further problems then kept him off the track.