- located behind the orbit or socket of the eye.
Origin of postorbital
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The postorbital breadth is actually a third more than in fallenda.American Weasels
E. Raymond Hall
In some specimens, such as KU 91716, the stripes are discrete and extend from the postorbital region nearly to the vent.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca
William E. Duellman
Belodon has preorbital vacuities and postorbital vacuities, but the orbit of the eye is never large, as in Pterodactyles.Dragons of the Air
H. G. Seeley
In Cynognathus the postorbital is fused with the jugal, and the supratemporal with the squamosal, forming apparently one bone.
The postorbital processes of the frontals are totally wanting—there are not even the traces to be seen in Anomalurus.
- anatomy situated behind the eye or the eye socket
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- Situated behind the socket of the eye.
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