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a.1.(Anat.) Pertaining to, or situated in, the region of the front of the orbit.
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ANTORBITAL A Before marriage B Situated in front of the eyes C Before the existence of the world who am I?
In moose and other cervids, tree-rubbing behavior involves antorbital and preorbital or lachrymal scent glands, which are located on the forehead and anterior to the eyes (Quay and Muller-Schwarze 1970, Atkeson and Marchinton 1982, Bubenik 1998).
Therefore, the lack of well-developed antorbital or frontal glands does not necessarily preclude scent communication as a function of tree-rubbing behavior in white rhinos.