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suspensory

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adjective sus·pen·so·ry \sə-ˈspen(t)-sə-rē, -ˈspen(t)s-rē\

Definition of suspensory

  1. 1 :  held in suspension; also :  fitted or serving to suspend

  2. 2 :  temporarily leaving undetermined :  suspensive 1



15th Century

First Known Use of suspensory

15th century


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suspensory

noun, sus·pen·so·ry

Definition of suspensory

plural suspensories

  1. :  something that suspends or holds up; especially :  a fabric supporter for the scrotum



15th Century

First Known Use of suspensory

15th century


Medical Dictionary

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suspensory

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adjective sus·pen·so·ry \sə-ˈspen(t)s-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of suspensory

  1. :  serving to suspend :  providing support <the suspensory nature of the periodontal membrane—John Osborne et al>




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suspensory

noun sus·pen·so·ry

Medical Definition of suspensory

plural suspensories

  1. :  something that suspends or holds up; especially :  a fabric supporter for the scrotum




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