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

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Half of that money was secured in the 48 races run by Mongolian Saturday, who was retired in 2018 to Ganbat’s Kentucky farm after the 8-year-old gelding was diagnosed with a suspensory ligament injury. San Diego Union-Tribune, "In Pacific Classic, Mongolian Stable seeks repeat of Breeders’ Cup magic," 14 Aug. 2019

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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suspensory ligament

noun

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

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