[ soo-per-sil-ee-er-ee ]
/ ˌsu pərˈsɪl iˌɛr i /

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

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

First recorded in 1725–35; supercili(um) + -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for superciliary

/ (ˌsuːpəˈsɪlɪərɪ) /


relating to or situated over the eyebrow or a corresponding region in lower animals

Word Origin for superciliary

C18: from New Latin superciliaris, from Latin supercilium, from super- + cilium eyelid
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Medicine definitions for superciliary

[ sōō′pər-sĭlē-ĕr′ē ]


Of, relating to, or being in the area of the eyebrow.
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