Preorbital Pre*or"bit*al, a. (Anat.) Situated in front or the orbit. [1913 Webster]

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  • preorbital — I. (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: pre + orbit + al 1. : situated in front of the orbit the preorbital membrane bone of bony fishes 2. : occurring before going into or being in orbit II. noun : a preorbital part; …   Useful english dictionary

  • preorbital — 1) the usually large bone lying anterior and slightly ventral to the eye. Also known as the lachrymal or first suborbital. The preorbital is the first of the circumorbital series. In Lepisosteus comprises 6 8 ossicles, joined by teeth and forming …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • preorbital — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • preorbital — adjective Occurring before an orbit is established …   Wiktionary

  • preorbital — pre·orbital …   English syllables

  • preorbital — pre•or′bit•al adj …   From formal English to slang

  • preorbital spine — A spine on the anterior part of the supraorbital eave in the Majidae [Ingle, 1983] …   Crustacea glossary

  • Preorbital gland Search —    Gland in deer located in front of the eye, used to rub on overhanging twigs and branches for social reasons …   Hunting glossary

  • chemoreception — chemoreceptive /kee moh ri sep tiv, kem oh /, adj. /kee moh ri sep sheuhn, kem oh /, n. the physiological response to chemical stimuli. [1915 20; CHEMO + RECEPTION] * * * Sensory process by which organisms respond to external chemical stimuli, by …   Universalium

  • Chital — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1 …   Wikipedia

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