Definition of superorbital in US English:

superorbital

adjective

  • 1Anatomy and Zoology. Situated above the orbit of the eye.

  • 2Astronautics. Of or relating to a spacecraft that travels beyond earth orbit.

  • 3Astronomy. Designating a period of a celestial object that is of an order above that of the orbital period.

noun

  • Anatomy and Zoology. A superorbital bone.

Origin

Early 19th century. From super- + orbital.