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eyebrow

 [i´brow]
1. supercilium; the transverse elevation at the junction of the forehead and the upper eyelid.
2. supercilia; the hairs growing on this elevation.

eye·brow

(ī'brow), [TA]
The crescentic line of hairs at the superior edge of the orbit.
Synonym(s): supercilium [TA]

eyebrow

/eye·brow/ (-brou)
1. supercilium; the transverse elevation at the junction of the forehead and the upper eyelid.
2. supercilia; the hairs growing on this elevation.

eyebrow

(ī′brou′)
n.
1. The bony ridge extending over the eye.
2. The arch of short hairs covering this ridge.
3. A small, arched dormer that projects only slightly from the roof.

eyebrow

Etymology: AS, eage + bru
1 the supraorbital arch of the frontal bone that separates the orbit of the eye from the forehead.
2 the arch of hairs growing along the ridge formed by the supraorbital arch of the frontal bone.

eye·brow

(ī'brow) [TA]
The crescentic line of hairs at the superior edge of the orbit.
Synonym(s): supercilium (1) [TA] .

eyebrow

A transverse elevation covered with hairs and situated at the junction of the forehead and upper lid. Syn. supercilium. See ophryosis.
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