suspensorium

noun sus·pen·so·ri·um \ (ˌ)səˌspenˈsōrēəm \

Definition of suspensorium

plural suspensoria \-ēə\
:something that suspends a body part; specifically :the bony or cartilaginous element or series of elements that in most vertebrates below mammals connects the lower jaw with the cranium

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Origin and Etymology of suspensorium

New Latin, from Late Latin, instrument for suspending, from Latin suspensus (past participle of suspendere to suspend) + -orium


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