Below or beneath the orbit. SYN: suborbital.

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in·fra·or·bit·al .in-frə-'ȯr-bət-əl adj situated beneath the orbit <the \infraorbital prominence of the cheekbones>

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in·fra·or·bi·tal (in″frə-orґbĭ-təl) lying under, or on the inferior surface of, the orbit. Called also suborbital.

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