Definitions for eyelidˈaɪˌlɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eyelid, lid, palpebra(noun)

    either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye

    "his lids would stay open no longer"

Wiktionary

  1. eyelid(Noun)

    A thin skin membrane that covers and moves over an eye.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eyelid(noun)

    the cover of the eye; that portion of movable skin with which an animal covers or uncovers the eyeball at pleasure

Freebase

  1. Eyelid

    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. The levator palpebrae superioris muscle retracts the eyelid to "open" the eye. This can be either voluntarily or involuntarily. The human eyelid features a row of eyelashes which serve to heighten the protection of the eye from dust and foreign debris, as well as from perspiration. "Palpebral" means relating to the eyelids. Its key function is to regularly spread the tears and other secretions on the eye surface to keep it moist, since the cornea must be continuously moist. They keep the eyes from drying out when asleep. Moreover, the blink reflex protects the eye from foreign bodies.


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