post·​or·​bit·​al ˌpōst-ˈȯr-bə-tᵊl How to pronounce postorbital (audio)
: situated behind the eye socket

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postorbital was circa 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Postorbital.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


post·​or·​bit·​al -ˈȯr-bət-ᵊl How to pronounce postorbital (audio)
: situated or occurring behind the orbit of the eye
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