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free margin of eyelids

 

Definition: the unattached inferior edge of the upper lid and superior edge of the lower lid, where the anterior (cutaneous) surface of the eyelid meets the posterior (conjunctival) surface of the eyelid. The free margins of the eyelids bound the rima palpebrarum, and each free margin has an anterior and posterior margin.

See Also: palpebral margins

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