adipose eyelid

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The thickened yet transparent skin that overlies the eyes of some animals. Some fish have adipose eyelids (e.g. certain herring and mullet species); apart from a small central aperture, it covers most of the eye, giving the fish a ‘bespectacled’ appearance.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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