Definition of supratemporal in English:

supratemporal

adjective

Zoology
  • Situated above or in the upper part of the temporal region (of the head), the temporal bone (of the skull), or the temporal lobe (of the brain).

noun

Zoology
  • A small bone situated above the temporal bone in the skull of certain fishes and reptiles.

adjective

  • = supertemporal. Also as noun: (with the) that which is supratemporal.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Griffith (1790–1858), naturalist. From supra- + temporal, after French surtemporal or its etymon scientific Latin supratemporalis<br>mid 19th century. From supra- + temporal. Compare earlier supertemporal.

Pronunciation

supratemporal

/ˌsuːprəˈtɛmp(ə)r(ə)l//ˌsuːprəˈtɛmp(ə)rəl//ˌsjuːprəˈtɛmp(ə)rəl/