/brow"rij'/, n. Anat.
the bony prominence above the eye.
Also, brow ridge. Also called supraorbital ridge, superciliary ridge.
[1895-1900; BROW + RIDGE]

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also called  supraorbital torus 

      bony ridge over the eye sockets (orbits). Browridges are massive in gorillas and chimpanzees and are also well developed in extinct hominids. They are more prominent in males than in females.

      Browridges may have served as buttresses against the stress exerted by jaw muscles or as protection for the eyes. In modern man browridges are greatly reduced.

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