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Medical Term:

lateral palpebral raphe


a narrow fibrous band in the lateral part of the orbicularis oculi muscle formed by the interlacing of fibers passing through the upper and lower eyelids.

Synonym(s): palpebral raphe, raphe palpebralis lateralis

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