Definition of superciliary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌso͞opərˈsilēˌerē/


[attributive] Anatomy
Relating to the eyebrow or the region over the eye.
Example sentences
  • The position was the internal half of the left superciliary arch for the corrugator supercilii.
  • There was a retraction of the frontal capillary implantation line and superciliary and ciliary alopecia on the third lateral, bilaterally.
  • The nasal bone is a projection that lies between the two orbits (eye socket) and is below the superciliary crest.


Mid 18th century: from Latin supercilium 'eyebrow' (from super- 'above' + cilium 'eyelid') + -ary1.

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Syllabification: su·per·cil·i·ar·y

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