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

plural term
palpebrae

plural term
blephara

definition

A fold of skin that covers and protects part of the eyeball. Examples: upper eyelid, lower eyelid, nictitating membrane

depicted by

Eye:makeup.jpg

external ontology notes

Consider adding 'eye surface', like MA

FMA divides this into skin, fascia, conjunctiva

fma set term

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FMA_75178

has exact synonym

palpebra

eye lid

blepharon

has related synonym

blephara

palpebrae

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.