superciliary


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su·per·cil·i·ar·y

 (so͞o′pər-sĭl′ē-ĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being in the area of the eyebrow: the superciliary arch of the frontal bone.
2. Located over the eyebrow or the eye: a superciliary patch of color.

[New Latin superciliāris, from Latin supercilium, eyebrow; see supercilious.]
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superciliary

(ˌsuːpəˈsɪlɪərɪ) or

supraciliary

adj
1. (Anatomy) relating to or situated over the eyebrow or a corresponding region in lower animals
2. (Zoology) relating to or situated over the eyebrow or a corresponding region in lower animals
[C18: from New Latin superciliaris, from Latin supercilium, from super- + cilium eyelid]
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su•per•cil•i•ar•y

(ˌsu pərˈsɪl iˌɛr i)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the eyebrow.
2. having a marking over the eye, as certain birds.
3. situated on the frontal bone at the level of the eyebrow.
[1725–35; < Latin supercili(um) eyebrow, haughtiness (super- super- + -cilium eyelid)]
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References in classic literature ?
A tall young man, with light hair, clear gray eyes, and thin and compressed lips, dressed in a blue coat with beautifully carved gold buttons, a white neckcloth, and a tortoiseshell eye-glass suspended by a silken thread, and which, by an effort of the superciliary and zygomatic muscles, he fixed in his eye, entered, with a half-official air, without smiling or speaking.
His profile, although of a very ordinary outline, had something powerful and severe about it; his eyes sparkled beneath a very deep superciliary arch, like a light in the depths of a cave; and beneath his cap which was well drawn down and fell upon his nose, one recognized the broad expanse of a brow of genius.
Glabella Not protruding; Glabella and continuation of the protruding frontal-nasal superciliary arches.
After clinical orthodontic examination (Figures 2-4), angle class II on the right and left side was diagnosed, overeruption (overjet 7.7 mm, overbite 12.7 mm) and facial dysmorphism (Figures 5 and 6): exophthalmos, hypertelorism, full cheeks, and prominent superciliary ridges were observed.
Postoperative lateral cephalograms demonstrated thinning of the supraorbital prominence with a less acute angle at the superciliary arches (Figure 4(a)).
Superciliary is in the region of or relates to which part of the face?
For example, in the supraorbital keyhole approach, the incision is hidden in the eyebrows, and the bone window reaches the superciliary arch; in the subtemporal keyhole approach, the temporalis is separated and distracted to both sides to avoid the retraction of temporal muscle flap towards the temporal base in the conventional approach, and to prevent the surgical field from being blocked by the zygomatic arch.
Racing Post Ratings Steve Mason Superciliary (1.40 Lingfield, nap) Up in the weights after an easy win, but promising conditional negates most of that rise.
These granular scales are located between the supraoculars and superciliary scales, and the count included all scales anterior to the suture line between the third and fourth supraoculars (Walker et al., 1966).
CHP 3.00 Sugar Boy (IRE) .....................NBU 2.55 Super Moment (IRE) .............NBU 1.45 Superciliary...........................NBU 5.10 Swing Hard (IRE) ...................