from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ichthyology, same as prefrontal.
- n. In craniometry, the lowest point of the inferior border of the orbit.
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- n. the craniometric point at the lowest point on the lower edge of the orbit
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Like Martin I too thought the different behaviour of your examples ‘hospital’ ‘orbital’ and ‘digital’ might be due to dissimilation, but the parallel with Italian ospedale vs orbitale and digitale, made me think it might be more likely to be because ‘hospital’ is of greater antiquity and familiarity than the other two, at least in their current main senses.
Uita-te la cat de mult ne-am dificultate păstrarea sateliţi care funcţionează în orbita în jurul planetei noastre? radiaţiile solare, temperaturi extreme, precum şi resturile orbitale sunt constant ştergerea reţeaua noastră de utilaje care deservesc noi din spaţiu.
The orbital septum (septum orbitale; palpebral ligament) is a membranous sheet, attached to the edge of the orbit, where it is continuous with the periosteum.
And ML’s comparison with Italian ospedale and orbitale supplies a very telling one.
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