su·​per·​cil·​i·​um | \ ˌsüpə(r)ˈsilēəm\
plural supercilia\ -​ēə \

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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History and Etymology for supercilium

Latin, eyebrow, ridge, pride

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