[pal-puh-bruh l, pal-pee-bruh l, -peb-ruh l]
- of or relating to the eyelids.
Origin of palpebral
1830–40; < Late Latin palpebrālis of, on the eyelids, equivalent to Latin palpebr(a) eyelid (variant of palpebrum) + -ālis -al1
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Examples from the Web for palpebral
Palpebral, pal′pe-bral, adj. of or pertaining to the eyelids.
This muscle determines the narrowing and closure of the palpebral orifice.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
Iris gold-color with fine black reticulations and faint reddish suffusion medially; palpebral membrane clear.Descriptions of New Hylid Frogs From Mexico and Central America
William E. Duellman
It is about the size of an almond and has an upper (orbital) and a lower (palpebral) part.
The palpebral fissure was normal in size and there was little, if any, diminution in strength of the right radial pulse.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
- of or relating to the eyelid
C19: from Late Latin palpebrālis, from Latin palpebra eyelid; probably related to palpāre to stroke
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