[ pal-puh-bruh l, pal-pee-bruh l, -peb-ruh l ]
/ ˈpæl pə brəl, pælˈpi brəl, -ˈpɛb rəl /


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

Related forms

in·ter·pal·pe·bral, adjectivepost·pal·pe·bral, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for palpebral


/ (ˈpælpɪbrəl) /


of or relating to the eyelid

Word Origin for palpebral

C19: from Late Latin palpebrālis, from Latin palpebra eyelid; probably related to palpāre to stroke
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