supercilium

[ soo-per-sil-ee-uh m ]
/ ˌsu pərˈsɪl i əm /

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.

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Origin of supercilium

1555–65; < Latin: eyebrow, haughtiness, equivalent to super- super- + -cilium eyelid, akin to cēlāre to conceal, English hull1, Greek kaliá hut, shrine; cf. -ium
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Medical definitions for supercilium

supercilium
[ sōō′pər-sĭlē-əm ]

n. pl. su•per•cil•i•a (-ē-ə)

The eyebrow.
An individual hair of the eyebrow.
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