Definition of supraorbital in English:

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supraorbital

Pronunciation: /ˌso͞oprəˈôrbədl/

adjective

Anatomy
Situated above the orbit of the eye.
Example sentences
  • With the patient looking directly ahead, palpate the supraorbital notch above the midline pupil in the mid-to-lower eyebrow.
  • The supratrochlear nerve exits along the upper border of the orbit, approximately 1 cm medial to the supraorbital foramen.
  • In such cases, the supraorbital branch passes through the supraorbital foramen, through which the undivided nerve ordinarily passes.

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Syllabification: su·pra·or·bit·al

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