supraorbital ridge

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Noun1.supraorbital ridge - a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socketsupraorbital ridge - a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socket
ridge - any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
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The peculiar V-shaped mouth with its pointed upper lip, the absence of brow ridges, the absence of a chin beneath the wedgelike lower lip, the incessant quivering of this mouth, the Gorgon groups of tentacles, the tumultuous breathing of the lungs in a strange atmosphere, the evident heaviness and painfulness of movement due to the greater gravitational energy of the earth--above all, the extraordinary intensity of the immense eyes--were at once vital, intense, inhuman, crippled and monstrous.
(3-6) Direct UV exposure increases with increasing solar angle until the sun reaches a point in the sky whereby certain facial anatomical features, like the brow ridge and upper eyelid, provide shade to the cornea.
40, Silesia (now Poland) died of trauma in Charity Hospital railway worker; continuous brow ridge My mother rode the train when I was three weeks late to arrive.
Yet Simians, the first of the series, opens with the featureless facial structure of a generic ape: a prominent brow ridge above round eye sockets and a protrusive maxilla.
This new study mentions a discovery in 1978 that "raised or arched eyebrows are indicative of appeasement or friendliness," a 1979 finding that "when angry, the eyebrows are lowered, resulting in a more pronounced brow ridge", and a 1981 treatise explaining that in many cultures lowered eyebrows are "interpreted as displays of greater dominance or aggression".
with a piping of cotton balls along the brow ridge.
The shape of the male face is influenced by exposure to hormones as features such as the brow ridge, jaw, chin, nose and cheekbones have testosterone receptors.
This 18-millimeter-thick brow ridge is thicker than any modern male ape's brow ridge.