Definition of Eyelid

1. Noun. Either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye. "His lids would stay open no longer"

Exact synonyms: Lid, Palpebra
Group relationships: Eye, Oculus, Optic
Generic synonyms: Protective Fold
Terms within: Cilium, Eyelash, Lash, Conjunctiva
Derivative terms: Palpebrate



Definition of Eyelid

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

Definition of Eyelid

1. Noun. A thin skin membrane that covers and moves over an eye. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eyelid

1. the lid of skin that can be closed over an eyeball [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eyelid

1. The cover of the eye; that portion of movable skin with which an animal covers or uncovers the eyeball at pleasure. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eyelid

eyelash sign
eyelashed
eyelashes
eyeless
eyelessly
eyelessness
eyeleted
eyeleteer
eyeleteers
eyelets
eyeletted
eyeletting
eyeliad
eyeliads
eyelid (current term)
eyelidded
eyelids
eyelift
eyelifts
eyelike
eyeliner
eyelinered
eyeliners
eyely
eyemask
eyemasks
eyen
eyeopeners

Literary usage of Eyelid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"-krankheit Augen-leuchten, n. luminosity of the eye Augen-licht, n. eyesight Augenlid, n. eyelid Augenlid-anschwellung, /. swelling of eyelid ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"skin of the eyelid bas suffered from the carious suppuration and ulcération, ... The free margin of the eyelid with the eyelashes is turned in against the ..."

3. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"Discoloration of the eyelid. Naevus of the eyelid.—Von Ammon. ... A falling down of the upper eyelid over the eye, caused by a paralysis of the Levator ..."

4. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1899)
"The fold is not very strongly marked, and does not actually overlap the lower eyelid (which, according to this view, would have to be regarded as the ..."

5. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"The eyelid consists of an outer skin layer, an inner conjunctival layer, ... At the margin of the eyelid where skin joins mucous membrane are several rows ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Sarcoma of the eyelid in an Infant Seven Months Old.—HS WIEDER (New York Med. ... While the location of the eyelid is a relatively infrequent one for all ..."

7. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"Inability to raise the upper eyelid may depend on a variety of causes ; as, ... After inflammation of the upper eyelid, attended with considerable ..."

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