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Located above the orbit of the eye: the supraorbital ridge.
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(ˌsuːprəˈɔːbɪtəl; ˌsjuː-)
(Anatomy) anatomy situated above the orbit
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(ˌsu prəˈɔr bɪ tl)

situated above the eye socket.
[1820–30; < New Latin]
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Adj.1.supraorbital - located or occurring above the eye socket
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In late 1999, Vadhana Subhavan and Somsak Pramankij, researchers from Thailand's Sood Sangvichien Prehistoric Museum and Laboratory, found four pieces of frontal bone, discovered to be 500,000 to 1 million years old, that are the upper part of a supraorbital ridge from a skull.
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Your supraorbital nerve is closest to the surface in your head here.