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eye socket

noun
1.
the socket or orbit of the eye.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • They were in the eye socket, brain case, and throat.
  • Yet features of its nostrils and eye socket, and a distinctive groove in its jaw mark it as a croc.
  • Further up, where she hardly dared look, were the exposed muscles around his eye socket.
  • He's still dealing with swelling and he can't risk complications stemming from contact bacteria shooting into his eye socket.
  • The eye socket loses some of its fat pads, making the eyes look sunken and limiting eye movement.
  • The tumor can spread to the eye socket through the optic nerve.
  • The tumor has spread to the jaw, eye socket, or side of the skull.
  • The tumor is any size and may have spread to the jaw, eye socket, or side of the skull.
  • The tumors can spread to the eye socket through the optic nerve and may spread to the brain, lungs, and bones.
  • The purpose of this study is to develop a way to perform safer surgery in the eye socket.
British Dictionary definitions for eye socket

eye socket

noun
1.
the nontechnical name for orbit (sense 3)
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eye socket in Medicine

eye socket n.
See orbital cavity.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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