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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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

b : falciform ligament

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