A fold of skin that covers and protects part of the eyeball. Examples: upper eyelid, lower eyelid, nictitating membrane. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

definition
  • A fold of skin that covers and protects part of the eyeball. Examples: upper eyelid, lower eyelid, nictitating membrane.
depicted by
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Eye_makeup.jpg
external ontology notes
  • FMA divides this into skin, fascia, conjunctiva
  • Consider adding 'eye surface', like MA
fma set term
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FMA_75178
has exact synonym
  • eye lid
  • palpebra
  • blepharon
has related synonym
  • palpebrae
  • blephara
has relational adjective
  • blepharic
  • palpebral
id
  • UBERON:0001711
taxon notes
  • In humans the upper and lower eyelid consists of the following layers, starting anteriorly: (1) skin, (2) a layer of subcutaneous connective tissue, (3) a layer of striated muscle fibres of the orbicularis muscle, (4) a layer of submuscular connective tissue, (5) a fibrous layer, including the tarsal plates, (6) a layer of smooth muscle, (7) the palpebral conjunctiva.