- of or relating to the eyebrow.
- having a conspicuous line or marking over the eye, as certain birds.
- situated on the frontal bone at the level of the eyebrow.
Origin of superciliary
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Examples from the Web for superciliary
Glabella, the middle or frontal protuberance of the superciliary arch.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man
J. P. MacLean
They have all large and tufted ears, and large eyes, with superciliary ridges rising higher than the forehead.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes
Facial portion of the skull longer and the superciliary ridges less projected forward than in S. entellus.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 2 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes
The principal projection to be removed is the superciliary ridge corresponding to the brow at the base of the forehead.
The superciliary ridge at the external angle of the brow extends really as much as three-quarters of an inch from the brain.
- relating to or situated over the eyebrow or a corresponding region in lower animals
C18: from New Latin superciliaris, from Latin supercilium, from super- + cilium eyelid
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- Of, relating to, or being in the area of the eyebrow.
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