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supraorbital ridge

noun, Anatomy
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1835-45
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supraorbital ridge in Medicine

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

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Encyclopedia Article for 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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