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eye sock·et

generally the orbit, although the true "socket" for the eyeball, into which a prosthetic eye would be inserted, is formed by the fascial sheath of the eyeball.Synonym(s): orbit

eye socket

n.
See orbit.

eye soc·ket

(ī sokĕt)
Commonly the orbit, although the true "socket" for the eyeball, into which a prosthetic eye would be inserted, is formed by the fascial sheath of the eyeball. Also called orbit.
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