browridge

browridge

(ˈbraʊˌrɪdʒ)
n
(Anatomy) the ridge of bone over the eye sockets
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brow′ridge`

or brow′ ridge`,



n.
the prominence above the eye.
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Ontogeny, homology, and phylogeny in the hominid craniofacial skeleton: the problem of the browridge. In P.O Higgins and M.
Neandertals first came to researchers' attention in 1856, when a partial skeleton--a heavy skull with arched browridge and massive limb bones--turned up in Germany's Neander Valley.
Even so, such characteristic Neandertal features as robust skeletons, short limbs and barrel chests, prominent browridges and low, sloping foreheads, protruding midfaces and chinless jaws, says Wong, still clearly indicate to many paleoanthropologists "an evolutionary trajectory separate from that of moderns."