superciliary

[soo-per-sil-ee-er-ee]
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. of or relating to the eyebrow.
  2. having a conspicuous line or marking over the eye, as certain birds.
  3. situated on the frontal bone at the level of the eyebrow.

Origin of superciliary

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

adjective
  1. 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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superciliary in Medicine

superciliary

[sōō′pər-sĭlē-ĕr′ē]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or being in the area of the eyebrow.
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