supercilium


supercilium
supercilium 1560s, Latin, lit. “eyebrow, ridge, summit; haughtiness” (see SUPERCILIOUS (Cf. supercilious)).

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  • Supercilium — Su per*cil i*um, n. [L.] (Zo[ o]l.) The eyebrow, or the region of the eyebrows. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Supercilĭum — (lat.), die Augenbraue. S. acetabŭli, der obere, hervorragende Rand, Pfanne des Hüftgelenkes. Davon Superciliar, zu den Augenbrauen gehörig, an Gestalt dem obern Rande der Augenhöhle ähnlich; so: Superciliares apophyses ossium …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Supercilium — The term supercilium is a name for a plumage feature present on the heads of many bird species. It is a stripe which starts above the bird s loral area, continuing above the eye, and finishing somewhere towards the rear of the bird s head. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • supercilium — Eng. Supercilium Ver ceja …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • Supercilium — Super|ci̱lium [aus gleichbed. lat. supercilium, Gen.: supercilii] s; s, ...lia; eindeutschend auch: ↑Superzilium: 1) „Augenbraue“, bogenförmiger, mit kurzen Haaren besetzter Hautwulst über jedem Auge zwischen Stirn und Augenlid, der die Augen vor …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • supercilium — /sooh peuhr sil ee euhm/, n., pl. supercilia / sil ee euh/. Archit. 1. the fillet above the cyma of a cornice. 2. (on an Attic base) either of the fillets above and below the scotia. [1555 65; < L: eyebrow, haughtiness, equiv. to super SUPER +… …   Universalium

  • supercilium — noun a) The eyebrow, or the region of the eyebrows b) The arch of hair above each eye …   Wiktionary

  • supercilium — SYN: eyebrow. [L. fr. super, above, + cilium, eyelid] * * * su·per·cil·i·um (soo″pər silґe əm) pl. superciґlia [L.] [TA] eyebrow (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • supercilium — su·per·cil·i·um …   English syllables

  • supercilium — noun the arch of hair above each eye • Syn: ↑eyebrow, ↑brow • Hypernyms: ↑hair • Part Holonyms: ↑face, ↑human face • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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