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in·fra·or·bit·al

(in'fră-ōr'bi-tăl),
Below or beneath the orbit.
Synonym(s): suborbital

suborbital

/sub·or·bi·tal/ (sub-or´bĭ-t'l) infraorbital.

suborbital

(sŭb-ôr′bĭ-tl)
adj.
1. Having or following a trajectory of less than one orbit. Used of a rocket or spacecraft.
2. Anatomy Situated on or below the floor of the orbit of the eye.
n.
A suborbital part, such as a bone, nerve, or cartilage.

infraorbital

adjective Referring to a structure or space below the orbit of the eye.

suborbital

beneath the orbit.
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