noun, plural su·per·cil·i·a [soo-per-sil-ee-uh] /ˌsu pərˈsɪl i ə/. Architecture.
the fillet above the cyma of a cornice.
(on an Attic base) either of the fillets above and below the scotia.
- superciliary arch,
- superciliary ridge,
Origin of supercilium
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1560s, Latin, literally "eyebrow, ridge, summit; haughtiness" (see supercilious).
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n. pl. su•per•cil•i•a (-ē-ə)
An individual hair of the eyebrow.
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