supraorbital

adjective

su·​pra·​or·​bit·​al ˌsü-prə-ˈȯr-bə-tᵊl How to pronounce supraorbital (audio)
-ˌprä-
: 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, 16 Oct. 2011

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1767, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supraorbital was in 1767

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“Supraorbital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supraorbital. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

supraorbital

adjective
su·​pra·​or·​bit·​al -ˈȯr-bət-ᵊl How to pronounce supraorbital (audio)
: situated or occurring above the orbit of the eye
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