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suspensory

 [sus-pen´sah-re]
1. serving to hold up a part.
2. a ligament, bone, muscle, bandage, or sling for supporting a part.
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sus·pen·so·ry

(sŭs-pen'sŏ-rē),
1. Suspending; supporting; denoting a ligament, a muscle, or other structure that keeps an organ or other part in place.
2. A supporter applied to uplift a dependent part, such as the scrotum or a pendulous breast.
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suspensory

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

(sŭs-pen'sŏr-ē)
1. Suspending; supporting; denoting a ligament, a muscle, or other structure that keeps an organ or other part in place.
2. A supporter applied to uplift a dependent part, such as the scrotum or a pendulous breast.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012