noun, plural suspensories.
a supporting bandage, muscle, ligament, etc.
serving as a suspensory.
suspending the operation of something.

1535–45; < Latin suspēns(us) (see suspense) + -ory Unabridged
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suspensory (səˈspɛnsərɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  anatomy Also called: suspensor a ligament or muscle that holds a structure or part in position
2.  med a bandage, sling, etc, for supporting a dependent part
3.  another name (esp US) for jockstrap
4.  suspending or supporting
5.  anatomy (of a ligament or muscle) supporting or holding a structure or part in position

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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.

  1. A support or truss.

  2. An athletic supporter.

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Example sentences
It is of little importance as a muscle, but acts as a suspensory ligament.
Mueller's gibbon is a true brachiator which means it moves by suspensory behavior.
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