Definition of Orbital

1. Adjective. Of or relating to an orbit. "Orbital velocity"

Partainyms: Orbit
Derivative terms: Orbit, Orbit

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the eye socket. "Orbital arch"
Partainyms: Orbit
Derivative terms: Orbit

Definition of Orbital

1. a. Of or pertaining to an orbit.

Definition of Orbital

1. Adjective. Of or relating to an orbit. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the eye socket (eyehole). ¹

3. Noun. (physics) A specification of the energy and probability density of an electron at any point in an atom or molecule. ¹

4. Noun. An orbital motorway. ¹

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Definition of Orbital

1. a subdivision of a nuclear shell [n -S]

Medical Definition of Orbital

1. Pertaining to the orbit, which is the bony cavity containing the eyeball. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orbital

orbiculus ciliaris
orbit evisceration
orbit period
orbital (current term)
orbital abscess
orbital artery
orbital axis
orbital branch of middle meningeal artery
orbital branch of pterygopalatine ganglion
orbital cavities
orbital cavity
orbital decompression
orbital diseases
orbital eminence of zygomatic bone
orbital exenteration
orbital fat-pad
orbital forming

Literary usage of Orbital

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It arises from the inner extremity of the superciliary ridge, from whence its fibres pass upward and outward, and, passing between the palpebral and orbital ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The letters a, b, c, etc., have the same connotation as in Figure 3. molecular orbital, although it is only approximately 50% localized on the amino ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Supra-orbital artery, a branch of the ophthalmic artery which passes out of the orbit by ... Supra-orbital bone, a bone entering into the formation of the ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"It is subdivided by the anterior horizontal and ascending rami of the lateral fissure into three parts, viz., (1) the orbital part, below the anterior ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"There was considerable infiltration of the subcutaneous and orbital tissues just above the infra-orbital ridge. Decided palpation revealed the presence of a ..."

6. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The supra- and infra-orbital margins meet laterally in the region of the ... The line terminates anteriorly in the lateral part of the supra-orbital margin. ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"orbital growths and tumors may have their seat in the walls of the orbit or in its ... Dilatation of the orbital cavity, and destruction of its walls, ..."

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