\ˈa͡ɪlɪd], \ˈaɪlɪd], \ˈaɪ_l_ɪ_d]\
Definitions of EYELID
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
One of the two movable folds of skin (upper and lower eyelids), lined with conjunctiva, continuous with the integument of the face, in front of the eyeball. The free edge of each eyelid is stiffened with a framework of fibrous connective tissue, the tarsus, between which and the conjunctiva are the Meibomian glands. At the free margin of each eyelid is a row of stiff hairs, the cilia or eyelashes. The angle or junction of the eyelids at either side is called the canthus.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By James Champlin Fernald
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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