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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: or'bit

Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): orbitaTA, eye socket

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