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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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Contract notice: provision of sutures, ligatures, suspensory lakes and skin adhesives
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In the selected CT images with WW = 2350 HU, WL = 1180 HU settings and corresponding sections of the plastinated specimen; the metacarpal bone III and its sagittal ridge, the proximal sesamoid bones, proximal phalanx, middle phalanx, distal phalanx, distal sesamoid bone, branches of the suspensory ligament, collateral ligament, intersesamoidean ligament, deep digital flexor tendon, superficial digital flexor tendon, common and long digital extensor tendons were well determined.
The Berwickshire handler made the decision after an MRI scan revealed the extent of the damage to the horse's suspensory ligament, having been thoroughly examined by vets at Newmarket, scuppering hopes the 10-year-old might be able to resume his career next season.
For this capability of the enfolding, they usually are fixed to the femur by suspensory mechanisms, which are superior to other methods of fixation to bone (6).
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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.
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