periorbital adj.

1838, from medical Latin periorbita, a hybrid from Greek peri (see peri-) + Latin orbita (see orbit).

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  • Periorbital, per-i-or′bi-tal, adj. pertaining to the orbit of the eye.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


  • Periorbital abscess generally pushes the eye to one side; otherwise the symptoms are similar to the foregoing.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • periorbital in Medicine periorbital [pĕr′ē-ôr′bĭ-tl] adj.

    1. Situated around the orbit of the eye.
    2. Of, relating to, or characterizing the periorbit.

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