postorbital

[ pohst-awr-bi-tl ]
/ poʊstˈɔr bɪ tl /
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adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

located behind the orbit or socket of the eye.

Nearby words

  1. postop,
  2. postoperative,
  3. postoperatively,
  4. postoral,
  5. postoral arch,
  6. postovulatory,
  7. postpaid,
  8. postpartum,
  9. postpartum hemorrhage,
  10. postpartum pituitary necrosis syndrome

Origin of postorbital

First recorded in 1825–35; post- + orbital

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British Dictionary definitions for postorbital

postorbital

/ (pəʊstˈɔːbɪtəl) /

adjective

anatomy situated behind the eye or the eye socket
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Medicine definitions for postorbital

postorbital

[ pōst-ôrbĭ-tl ]

adj.

Situated behind the socket of the eye.

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