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periorbital

adj.

1838, from medical Latin periorbita, a hybrid from Greek peri (see peri-) + Latin orbita (see orbit).

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Examples from the Web for periorbital

Historical Examples of periorbital

  • Periorbital, per-i-or′bi-tal, adj. pertaining to the orbit of the eye.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

    Various

  • Periorbital abscess generally pushes the eye to one side; otherwise the symptoms are similar to the foregoing.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture


periorbital in Medicine

periorbital

(pĕr′ē-ôrbĭ-tl)
adj.
  1. Situated around the orbit of the eye.
  2. Of, relating to, or characterizing the periorbit.
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