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English definition of “suspensory ligament”

suspensory ligament

noun [C]     /səˌspens.ər.iˈlɪɡə.mənt/ specialized
one of the strong strips of tissue in the body that hold the lens of the eye in position or that another part or organ hangs fromThe eye and surrounding areaEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyes
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