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eyelid

noun eye·lid \ˈī-ˌlid\

: either one of the two movable pieces of skin that cover your eye when it is closed

Full Definition of EYELID

:  either of the movable folds of skin and muscle that can be closed over the eyeball

Examples of EYELID

  1. the upper eyelid of the left eye

First Known Use of EYELID

13th century
EYELID Defined for Kids

eyelid

noun eye·lid \ˈī-ˌlid\

Definition of EYELID for Kids

:  the thin movable fold of skin and muscle that can be closed over the eyeball
Medical Dictionary

eyelid

noun eye·lid \ˈī-ˌlid\

Medical Definition of EYELID

:  either of the movable lids of skin and muscle that can be closed over the eyeball—called also palpebra

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