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eyelash

[ ahy-lash ]
/ ˈaɪˌlæʃ /
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noun

one of the short, thick, curved hairs growing as a fringe on the edge of an eyelid.
the fringe of hairs itself.

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Origin of eyelash

First recorded in1745–55; eye + lash1
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British Dictionary definitions for eyelash

eyelash
/ (ˈaɪˌlæʃ) /

noun

any one of the short curved hairs that grow from the edge of the eyelids
a row or fringe of these hairs

Other words from eyelash

Related adjective: ciliary
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Medical definitions for eyelash

eyelash
[ īlăsh′ ]

n.

Any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid.cilium
A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.
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