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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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He was disease free for about two months, and in December 2010 he reported with the complaint of multiple subcutaneous nodules in the right lower eye lid region.
They increase in number in the allergen-challenged conjunctiva and eye lids, upon keratitis, uveitis, orbital inflammation and some orbital or ocular tumors.
Although a lot of work has been done to determine more effective prevention and ideal management; there is still room to improve the etiology, demographics, causes, and clinical features of eye lid laceration.
A forty year old male presented to us with loss of vision, pain, swelling and bleeding of the left upper eye lid for the past three months.
We've walked past where it happened and she didn't seem to bat an eye lid.
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They have been released on police bail Natashia underwent an operation on her eye lid before leaving Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley.
No-one would bat an eye lid if a film star got pounds 5,000 for a five-minute appearance on a chat show, or if a soap opera non-entity received pounds 500 for opening a new store for Sainsburys?
They are often caused by foreign bodies trapped under the eye lid or scratches to the cornea from toys or fingernails.
When I started my course last year none of the teachers batted an eye lid that I was a girl.