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[ahy-lid] /ˈaɪˌlɪd/

the movable of skin that serves to cover and uncover the eyeball.
either of the two muscular folds of skin that can be moved to cover the exposed portion of the eyeball related adjective palpebral
(aeronautics) Also called clamshell. a set of movable parts at the rear of a jet engine that redirect the exhaust flow to assist braking during landing

mid-13c., from eye (n.) + lid (n.).

eyelid eye·lid or eye-lid (ī’lĭd’)
Either of two folds of skin and muscle that can be closed over the exposed portion of the eyeball. Also called palpebra.


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