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(I-lid)

the protective covering of the eye. Each eye has two eyelids consisting of skin, muscle, connective tissue (tarsus), and sebaceous glands ( meibomian or tarsal glands). Each eyelid is lined with membrane (see conjunctiva) and fringed with eyelashes. Anatomical names: blepharon, palpebra.

Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


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