supraorbital margin

(redirected from margo supraorbitalis)

su·pra·or·bi·tal mar·gin

[TA]
the superior half of the orbital rim, which constitutes the curved superior border of the orbital opening, formed by the frontal bone. See: orbital margin.

su·pra·or·bi·tal mar·gin

(sū'pră-ōr'bit-ăl mahr'jin) [TA]
The superior half of the orbital rim, which constitutes the curved superior border of the orbital opening, formed by the frontal bone.
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* Margo supraorbitalis: The contour is palpated with the fingertip from the inside to the outside: very thin with sharp edges (1), fairly thin (2), moderate or indifferent (3), thicker, more rounded edges (4), and clearly rounded edges, thick, occasionally concave (5).
The shape of the orbital cavity is less round in older women (p = 0.045), and this tendency towards virilization of older female skulls can also be observed in the margo supraorbitalis (p = 0.056) and in the reduced size of the tubera parietalia (p = 0.069).
A "sharpening" of the margo supraorbitalis was defined by Broca (1875) as a female characteristic and has been used as such since then.