palpebr/o, blephar/o (16/24)

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palpebr/o or blephar/o is a combining form that refers to “eyelid”.

An eyelid is a skin fold that closes over the eye and provides protection for it. There are upper and lower eyelids. A muscle called the levator palpebrae superioris retracts the eyelid, opening the cornea to the outside and letting us see. It can be voluntary or involuntary.