supraorbital torus

supraorbital torus

noun
a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socket [syn: supraorbital ridge
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supraorbital torus

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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