Definition of supercilium
1a : the region of the eyebrows : eyebrow b : the overhanging margin of a bony cavity (as of the acetabulum)
2a : a fillet surmounting the cymatium in a Roman cornice b : a fillet above or below the scotia of an Attic base c : the lintel of a door
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Origin and Etymology of supercilium
Latin, eyebrow, ridge, pride
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