adj. of or related to the eyebrow; located above the eye or eyebrow

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  • Superciliary — Su per*cil i*a*ry, a. [L. supercilium an eyebrow. See {Supercilious}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the eyebrows; supraorbital. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a distinct streak of color above the eyes; as, the superciliary woodpecker. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superciliary — [so͞o΄pər sil′ē er΄ē] adj. [ModL superciliarius < L supercilium: see SUPERCILIOUS] of or near the eyebrow …   English World dictionary

  • superciliary — /supəˈsɪljəri/ (say soohpuh silyuhree) adjective 1. situated over the eye. 2. Anatomy a. of or relating to the eyebrow. b. on the frontal bone at the level of the eyebrow. 3. Ornithology (of a plumage marking) situated above the eye: a… …  

  • superciliary arch — n SUPERCILIARY RIDGE * * * arcus superciliaris …   Medical dictionary

  • superciliary ridge — n a prominence of the frontal bone above the eye caused by the projection of the frontal sinuses called also browridge, supraorbital ridge * * * arcus superciliaris …   Medical dictionary

  • Superciliary arches — Infobox Bone Name = Superciliary arches Latin = a. superciliaris GraySubject = 33 GrayPage = 135 Caption = Frontal bone. Outer surface. (Label for Superciliary arch at center right). Caption2 = System = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = a 58… …   Wikipedia

  • superciliary arch — noun a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socket • Syn: ↑supraorbital ridge, ↑supraorbital torus, ↑superciliary ridge • Hypernyms: ↑ridge * * * noun see superciliary ridge …   Useful english dictionary

  • superciliary ridge — noun a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socket • Syn: ↑supraorbital ridge, ↑supraorbital torus, ↑superciliary arch • Hypernyms: ↑ridge * * * noun or superc …   Useful english dictionary

  • superciliary — adjective Etymology: New Latin superciliaris, from Latin supercilium Date: 1732 of, relating to, or adjoining the eyebrow ; supraorbital …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superciliary — 1) above the eye, eyebrow 2) adnasal bone (a small dermal bone in front of the nasal bone in some fishes, e.g. the middle bone of three in the nasal region of Lepisosteus) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • superciliary — /sooh peuhr sil ee er ee/, adj. Anat., Zool. 1. of or pertaining 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. [1725 35; SUPERCILI(UM) + ARY] * …   Universalium

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