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preorbital

Line breaks: pre|orbit¦al
Pronunciation: /priːˈɔːbɪt(ə)l/

Definition of preorbital in English:

adjective

chiefly Zoology
Situated in front of the orbit or eye socket.
Example sentences
  • Pits in front of the orbits, called preorbital vacuities, are often present.

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