palpebral

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

of or relating to the eyelids.

Nearby words

  1. palpate,
  2. palpation,
  3. palpatory,
  4. palpatory percussion,
  5. palpebra,
  6. palpebral artery,
  7. palpebral fissure,
  8. palpebrate,
  9. palpebronasal fold,
  10. palpi

Origin of palpebral

1830–40; < Late Latin palpebrālis of, on the eyelids, equivalent to Latin palpebr(a) eyelid (variant of palpebrum) + -ālis -al1

Related formsin·ter·pal·pe·bral, adjectivepost·pal·pe·bral, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for palpebral

palpebral

/ (ˈpælpɪbrəl) /

adjective

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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