suspensory ligament


suspensory ligament

noun

Definition of SUSPENSORY LIGAMENT

:  a ligament or fibrous membrane suspending an organ or part; especially :  a ringlike fibrous membrane connecting the ciliary body and the lens of the eye and holding the lens in place — see eye illustration

First Known Use of SUSPENSORY LIGAMENT

1831

suspensory ligament

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUSPENSORY LIGAMENT

: a ligament or fibrous membrane suspending an organ or part: as a : a ringlike fibrous membrane connecting the ciliary body and the lens of the eye and holding the lens in place b : falciform ligament

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