superciliary

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

Nearby words

  1. supercell,
  2. supercharge,
  3. supercharged,
  4. supercharger,
  5. superchurch,
  6. superciliary arch,
  7. superciliary ridge,
  8. supercilious,
  9. supercilium,
  10. supercity

Origin of superciliary

First recorded in 1725–35; supercili(um) + -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for superciliary

superciliary

/ (ˌsuːpəˈsɪlɪərɪ) /

adjective

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

superciliary

[ sōō′pər-sĭlē-ĕr′ē ]

adj.

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

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