Definition of superciliary in English:


Line breaks: super|cil¦iary
Pronunciation: /ˌsuːpəˈsɪlɪəri
, ˈsjuː-/


  • Relating to the eyebrow or the region over the eye.
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    • 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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