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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.


(Anatomy) anatomy an eyelid
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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On neurological examination, ptosis of the left palpebra at the level of the pupilla and bilateral first degree papilledema were observed.
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