supercilium

noun su·per·cil·i·um \ˌsüpə(r)ˈsilēəm\

Definition of supercilium

plural

supercilia

\-ēə\
  1. 1a :  the region of the eyebrows :  eyebrow b :  the overhanging margin of a bony cavity (as of the acetabulum)

  2. 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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