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palpebral

[pal-puh-bruh l, pal-pee-bruh l, -peb-ruh l] /ˈpæl pə brəl, pælˈpi brəl, -ˈpɛb rəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the eyelids.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Late Latin palpebrālis of, on the eyelids, equivalent to Latin palpebr(a) eyelid (variant of palpebrum) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
interpalpebral, adjective
postpalpebral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for post palpebral

palpebral

/ˈpælpɪbrəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the eyelid
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin palpebrālis, from Latin palpebra eyelid; probably related to palpāre to stroke
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