supraorbital ridge

supraorbital ridge

noun Anatomy.

Origin:
1835–45

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supraorbital ridge n.
The curved upper border of the entrance to the eye socket. Also called supraorbital arch.

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supraorbital ridge

bony ridge over the eye sockets (orbits). Browridges are massive in gorillas and chimpanzees and are also well developed in extinct hominids. They are more prominent in males than in females.

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