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Eyelid


Noun, pl. eyelids

1. Movable tissue, consisting primarily of skin and muscle, that shields and protects the eyeball from mechanical injury. (global.britannica.com)

2. A thin skin membrane that covers and moves over an eye. (wiktionary.org)

3. An eyelid is a thin fold of skin that covers and protects the eye. With the exception of the prepuce and the labia minora, it has the thinnest skin of the whole body. (wikipedia.org)

4. The cover of the eye; that portion of movable skin with which an animal covers or uncovers the eyeball at pleasure. (biology-online.org)

Syn: palpebra

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