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 (păl′pə-brə, păl-pē′-)
n. pl. pal·pe·brae (-brē′) also pal·pe·bras
An eyelid.

[Latin; see pāl- in Indo-European roots.]

pal′pe·bral (păl′pə-brəl, păl-pē′brəl, -pĕb′rəl) adj.
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(Anatomy) anatomy an eyelid
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palpebra - either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eyepalpebra - either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
protective fold - a flap of tissue that protects what it covers
eyelash, lash, cilium - any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
conjunctiva - a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid
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There are case reports of PHAT occurring at other body sites, such as the back, chest wall, buccal mucosa, breast, forearm, buttock, hilum of kidney, renal parenchyma, palpebra, and pelvic retroperitoneum.
Physical examination revealed that the patient had trismus and that the swelling originating from the right temporal region extended toward the cheek and inferior palpebra. The tympanic membrane was not clearly evaluated due to severe edema in the right external ear canal, as observed on otoscopic examination.
A levator palpebra muscle is attached to each upper lid and functions by contracting to keep the eye open.
Olho direito: irregularidade da borda da palpebra inferior com obstrucao completa e queratinizacao dos pontos de drenagem das glandulas meibomianas, como consequencia da inflamacao cronica secundaria a sindrome de Stevens-Johnson.
Pupil sphincter fibers are placed on the upper side of the rostrocaudal area and this is followed by inferior rectus, lower oblique, medial rectus, superior rectus and levator palpebra superioris nerve fibers.
More specifically, in half of all patients, weakness of the levator palpebra and extraocular muscles is the first symptom of MG, and later, these muscles are affected in more than 90% of patients (2).
O papel de filtro e dobrado a 5 mm de uma das extremidades e colocado na juncao da metade com o terco externo da palpebra inferior.
L'occhio deve prepararsi aperto, se vuol affisar questa folgore nell'attimo di sua verita: se lo chiuderete per paura del difficile, vedrete le vene della vostra palpebra, e soltanto quelle.
Nei prati lungo la Via Appia si vedevano galoppare cavalli scossi, come in una tela del Pussino o di Claude Lorrain, e remota all'orizzonte balenare a tratti la verde palpebra del mare (Malaparte, 2010: 276).
Terceira palpebra. In: Slatter D., Manual de cirurgia de pequenos animais, 2nd Ed., Paulo, Manole, p.