adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
of or pertaining to the eyebrow.
having a conspicuous line or marking over the eye, as certain birds.
situated on the frontal bone at the level of the eyebrow.

1725–35; supercili(um) + -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To superciliary
World English Dictionary
superciliary (ˌsuːpəˈsɪlɪərɪ)
relating to or situated over the eyebrow or a corresponding region in lower animals
[C18: from New Latin superciliaris, from Latin supercilium, from super- + cilium eyelid]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

superciliary su·per·cil·i·ar·y (sōō'pər-sĭl'ē-ěr'ē)
Of, relating to, or being in the area of the eyebrow.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Also called the superciliary ridge and supraorbital ridge scoria: noun: type of rough, crusty volcanic rock.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature