eyelid

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noun eye·lid \ˈī-ˌlid\

Definition of eyelid

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

Examples of eyelid in a sentence

  1. the upper eyelid of the left eye

13th Century

First Known Use of eyelid

13th century



EYELID Defined for English Language Learners

eyelid

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noun eye·lid \ˈī-ˌlid\

Definition of eyelid for English Language Learners

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


EYELID Defined for Kids

eyelid

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noun eye·lid \ˈī-ˌlid\

Definition of eyelid for Students

  1. :  the thin movable fold of skin and muscle that can be closed over the eyeball


Medical Dictionary

eyelid

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noun eye·lid \ˈī-ˌlid\

Medical Definition of eyelid

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



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