adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

located behind the orbit or socket of the eye.

Origin of postorbital

First recorded in 1825–35; post- + orbital Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for postorbital



anatomy situated behind the eye or the eye socket
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postorbital in Medicine




Situated behind the socket of the eye.
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