Definition of Superciliary

1. a. Of or pertaining to the eyebrows; supraorbital.



Definition of Superciliary

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the supercilium or eyebrow. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) A distinct streak of colour above the eyes, as in some birds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Superciliary

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superciliary

superchef
superchefs
superchemical
supercherie
supercheries
superchery
superchic
superchilled
superchondritic
superchron
superchrons
superchurch
superchurches
supercilia
superciliaries
superciliary (current term)
superciliary arch
superciliary ridge
supercilious
superciliously
superciliousness
supercilium
supercircle
supercircles
supercision
supercities
supercity
supercivilized

Literary usage of Superciliary

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"It generally lacks a bony superciliary arch; skin and eyes are brown to black; the hair black, short and frizzly or woolly; the no« flat and broad; ..."

2. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"It is accompanied by the superciliary branch of the ophthalmic artery. This hole is named the superciliary HOLE. c. ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"superciliary shield In or- nith., a prominent plate or shelf projecting over ... see superciliary.] The muscle of the brow which wrinkles the skin of the ..."

4. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1899)
"The walp is thickened, the hair coarse, thick, and harsh. The complexion is usually sallow Fig. 188.—Face in acromegalia. Note enlarged superciliary ridge, ..."

5. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"The female has all the upper surface brown ; wings reddish brown, margined with bright rufous ; tail rufous; over each eye a superciliary stripe of buffy ..."

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