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eyelid

1. either of the two muscular folds of skin that can be moved to cover the exposed portion of the eyeball
2. Aeronautics a set of movable parts at the rear of a jet engine that redirect the exhaust flow to assist braking during landing
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eyelid

[′ī‚lid]
(anatomy)
A movable, protective section of skin that covers and uncovers the eyeball of many terrestrial animals.
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Based on the patients' medical history and clinical characteristics (61 years old female; developed double eyelid spasm, twitches of mouth and cheek; no abnormal MRI of her head or thyroid dysfunction; no facial trauma history), the diagnosis was Meige syndrome, and the aggravation of the conditions were related to the psychoactive drugs.
He then tore the inner fold of the eyelid, removed fat resting above the eye, and sutured folds of skin together, creating a double eyelid. The interpreter was pleased with Millard's work, and reported that after the operation, his ethnicity was often mistaken for Italian or Mexican.
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