Superciliary Su`per*cil"i*a*ry, a. [L. supercilium an eyebrow. See {Supercilious}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the eyebrows; supraorbital. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having a distinct streak of color above the eyes; as, the superciliary woodpecker. [1913 Webster]

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  • superciliary — [so͞o΄pər sil′ē er΄ē] adj. [ModL superciliarius < L supercilium: see SUPERCILIOUS] of or near the eyebrow …   English World dictionary

  • superciliary — /supəˈsɪljəri/ (say soohpuh silyuhree) adjective 1. situated over the eye. 2. Anatomy a. of or relating to the eyebrow. b. on the frontal bone at the level of the eyebrow. 3. Ornithology (of a plumage marking) situated above the eye: a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • superciliary — adjective Etymology: New Latin superciliaris, from Latin supercilium Date: 1732 of, relating to, or adjoining the eyebrow ; supraorbital …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superciliary — 1) above the eye, eyebrow 2) adnasal bone (a small dermal bone in front of the nasal bone in some fishes, e.g. the middle bone of three in the nasal region of Lepisosteus) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • superciliary — /sooh peuhr sil ee er ee/, adj. Anat., Zool. 1. of or pertaining 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. [1725 35; SUPERCILI(UM) + ARY] * …   Universalium

  • superciliary — Relating to or in the region of the eyebrow. SYN: supraciliary. * * * su·per·cil·i·ary .sü pər sil ē .er ē adj of, relating to, or adjoining the eyebrow: SUPRAORBITAL * * * adj. of or relating to the eyebrows (supercilia). * * * su·per·cil·i·ary… …   Medical dictionary

  • superciliary — adj. of or related to the eyebrow; located above the eye or eyebrow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superciliary — [ˌsu:pə sɪlɪəri] adjective Anatomy relating to the eyebrow or the region over the eye. Origin C18: from L. supercilium eyebrow + ary1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • superciliary — su·per·cil·i·ary …   English syllables

  • superciliary — adj. of or relating to the eyebrows (supercilia) …   The new mediacal dictionary

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