Orbit


Orbit
In medicine, the orbit is the bony cavity in which the eyeball sits.
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The bony cavity containing the eyeball and its adnexa; it is formed of parts of seven bones: the frontal, maxillary, sphenoid, lacrimal, zygomatic, ethmoid, and palatine bones. SYN: orbita [TA], eye socket, orbital cavity.
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or·bit 'ȯr-bət n the bony cavity perforated for the passage of nerves and blood vessels that occupies the lateral front of the skull immediately beneath the frontal bone on each side and encloses and protects the eye and its appendages called also eye socket, orbital cavity
or·bit·al -əl adj

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n.
the cavity in the skull that contains the eye. It is formed from parts of the frontal, sphenoid, zygomatic, lacrimal, ethmoid, palatine, and maxillary bones.
orbital adj.

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or·bit (orґbit) orbita.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Synonyms:
, (of a celestial body) /


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