postorbital

adjective
post·​or·​bit·​al | \ ˌpōst-ˈȯr-bə-tᵊl How to pronounce postorbital (audio) \

Definition of postorbital

: situated behind the eye socket

First Known Use of postorbital

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postorbital was circa 1836

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“Postorbital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postorbital. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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postorbital

adjective
post·​or·​bit·​al | \ -ˈȯr-bət-ᵊl How to pronounce postorbital (audio) \

Medical Definition of postorbital

: situated or occurring behind the orbit of the eye

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