supraorbital

adjective
su·​pra·​or·​bit·​al | \ ˌsü-prə-ˈȯr-bə-tᵊl How to pronounce supraorbital (audio) , -ˌprä- \

Definition of supraorbital

: situated or occurring above the orbit of the eye

Examples of supraorbital in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An area called the supraorbital margin, which is just above the eye and roughly follows the brow line, is thin and pointy in females but more rounded in males. Anna Kuchment, Scientific American, "Cold Cases: Scientists use a variety of tools to help them identify human remains [Slide Show]," 16 Oct. 2011

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First Known Use of supraorbital

1767, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for supraorbital

New Latin supraorbitalis, from Latin supra- + Medieval Latin orbita orbit

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The first known use of supraorbital was in 1767

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26 Mar 2021

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“Supraorbital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supraorbital. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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supraorbital

adjective
su·​pra·​or·​bit·​al | \ -ˈȯr-bət-ᵊl How to pronounce supraorbital (audio) \

Medical Definition of supraorbital

: situated or occurring above the orbit of the eye

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