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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
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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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