follow Dictionary.com

Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?

superciliary

[soo-per-sil-ee-er-ee] /ˌsu pərˈsɪl iˌɛr i/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology
1.
of or relating to the eyebrow.
2.
having a conspicuous line or marking over the eye, as certain birds.
3.
situated on the frontal bone at the level of the eyebrow.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; supercili(um) + -ary
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for superciliary
  • Also called the superciliary ridge and supraorbital ridge scoria: noun: type of rough, crusty volcanic rock.
British Dictionary definitions for superciliary

superciliary

/ˌsuːpəˈsɪlɪərɪ/
adjective
1.
relating to or situated over the eyebrow or a corresponding region in lower animals
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin superciliaris, from Latin supercilium, from super- + cilium eyelid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
superciliary in Medicine

superciliary su·per·cil·i·ar·y (sōō'pər-sĭl'ē-ěr'ē)
adj.
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

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for superciliary

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for superciliary

0
22
Scrabble Words With Friends