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inferior eyelid

 

Definition: the inferior, smaller and less mobile of the two eyelids; a check ligament from the inferior rectus muscle extends into it, pulling the lid inferiorly when the gaze is directed downward.

Synonym(s): palpebra inferiorTA, lower eyelid, lower lid

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