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

Definition of suspensorium



  1. :  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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