superciliary ridge

superciliary ridge n a prominence of the frontal bone above the eye caused by the projection of the frontal sinuses called also browridge, supraorbital ridge

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arcus superciliaris.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • superciliary ridge — noun a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socket • Syn: ↑supraorbital ridge, ↑supraorbital torus, ↑superciliary arch • Hypernyms: ↑ridge * * * noun or superc …   Useful english dictionary

  • superciliary ridge — Anat. browridge. [1725 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • superciliary arch — n SUPERCILIARY RIDGE * * * arcus superciliaris …   Medical dictionary

  • superciliary arch — noun a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socket • Syn: ↑supraorbital ridge, ↑supraorbital torus, ↑superciliary ridge • Hypernyms: ↑ridge * * * noun see superciliary ridge …   Useful english dictionary

  • superciliary — /supəˈsɪljəri/ (say soohpuh silyuhree) adjective 1. situated over the eye. 2. Anatomy a. of or relating to the eyebrow. b. on the frontal bone at the level of the eyebrow. 3. Ornithology (of a plumage marking) situated above the eye: a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ridge — 1. A (usually rough) linear elevation. SEE ALSO: crest. 2. In dentistry, any linear elevation on the surface of a tooth. 3. The remainder of the alveolar process and its soft …   Medical dictionary

  • superciliary arch — /supəsɪljəri ˈatʃ/ (say soohpuhsilyuhree ahch) noun a broad, bony ridge extending sideways from the glabella on either side above the eye socket …   Australian English dictionary

  • supraorbital ridge — noun a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socket • Syn: ↑supraorbital torus, ↑superciliary ridge, ↑superciliary arch • Hypernyms: ↑ridge * * * noun or supra …   Useful english dictionary

  • Supraorbital ridge — The supraorbital ridge, or brow ridge, refer to a bony ridge located above the eye sockets of all primates. In Homo sapiens sapiens (modern man) the eyebrows are located on their lower margin.Other terms in use are: * supraorbital arch *… …   Wikipedia

  • supraorbital ridge — n SUPERCILIARY RIDGE * * * arcus superciliaris …   Medical dictionary

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