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(English) The area below the eye. Name applied to the first six circumorbital bones: suborbital 1 (lachrymal or preorbital), suborbital 2 (jugal), suborbital 3 (true postorbital), suborbitals 4 and 5, and suborbital 6 (dermosphenotic). Also called infraorbital bones. Associated with the infraorbital lateral line. Sometimes reserved for a chain of small bones below the infraorbitals and unrelated to the infraorbital sensory canal, e.g. in palaeoniscoids, usually absent in advanced fishes. (See also: infra, eye, orbital)
(French) Région située en dessous de l'oeil. (See also: infra, eye, orbital)
(Portuguese) Área por baixo do olho. (See also: infra, eye, orbital)

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