circumorbital
one of a series of superficial dermal bones encircling the eye including the suborbitals and supraorbitals. A complete circuit of bones is found only in such primitive fishes such as Lepisosteus and some Osteoglossidae

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • circumorbital — CIRCUMORBITÁL, Ă, circumorbitali, e, adj. (astron.) Care se află sau se petrece pe o orbită. – Din fr. circumorbital. Trimis de hai, 17.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  circumorbitál adj. m., pl. circumorbitáli; f …   Dicționar Român

  • circumorbital — adjective /ˈsɜː(ɹ).kəmˌɔː(ɹ)b.ɪt.əl/ To be around the eye …   Wiktionary

  • circumorbital — Around the orbit. SYN: periorbital (2). * * * cir·cum·or·bi·tal (sur″kəm orґbĭ təl) surrounding or occurring near an orbit …   Medical dictionary

  • circumorbital sulcus — the groove in the epidermis surrounding the orbit that facilitates rotation of the eye in its socket. Present in many fishes but absent in Lepidogalaxias salamandroides (Lepidogalaxidae) which has an immobile eye …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Ocular scales — Circumorbital redirects here. This may also refer to the area surrounding the eye sockets in other animals. Atheris ceratophora In scaled reptiles, the ocular scales are those forming the margin of the eye.[1] The name originates from …   Wikipedia

  • Snake scales — Snakes, like other reptiles, have a skin covered in scales. Boulenger, George A. 1890 The Fauna of British India. page 1] Snakes are entirely covered with scales or scutes of various shapes and sizes. Scales protect the body of the snake, aid it… …   Wikipedia

  • periorbital — PERIORBITÁL, Ă adj. (Astr.) Circumorbital. [cf. fr. périorbital]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  PERIORBITÁL, Ă adj. circumorbital. (< fr. périorbital) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Scorpaeniformes — Taxobox name = Scorpaeniformes image caption = Scorpaenidae: Devil Firefish, Pterois volitans regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Scorpaeniformes subdivision ranks = Suborders subdivision = Anoplopomatoidei… …   Wikipedia

  • Echis carinatus — Taxobox name = Echis carinatus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata subordo = Serpentes familia = Viperidae subfamilia = Viperinae genus = Echis species = E. carinatus binomial = Echis… …   Wikipedia

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