Definition of palpebral in English:



  • Relating to the eyelids.

    • ‘The material was collected from the palpebral conjunctival surface using a sterile cotton tipped swab.’
    • ‘Broad fixigena is slightly narrower than glabella and is steeply upsloping, so that palpebral lobe is elevated above crest of anterior end of glabella.’
    • ‘Steeply inclined palpebral lobe is located opposite anterior half of glabella.’
    • ‘Posterior border moderately wide and distinctly convex, tapers slightly toward axial furrow, with low node-like swelling posterior to end of the palpebral lobe where it markedly curves ventrally.’
    • ‘The diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome is partly based on craniofacial features which include microcephaly, telecanthus, narrow palpebral fissures, thin lips and a flat philtrum, with or without cleft lip or palate.’
    • ‘The ‘dynamic’ procedures of gold weight implantation and palpebral spring are more successful in reanimation of the upper lid.’
    • ‘The posterior section of the facial suture extends outwards from the base of the palpebral lobe, in contrast to the anterior branch that is more sagittally oriented.’
    • ‘The palpebral lobe is semicircular, the eye surface in dorsal view is curved through 180 degrees, and convex in the vertical direction.’
    • ‘The lack of palpebral lobes and facial sutures on the poorly preserved Massachusetts specimens is evident.’
    • ‘The anterior border and preocular areas extend laterally farther beyond the sides of the glabella, and are clearly visible in the palpebral view.’


Mid 19th century from late Latin palpebralis, from Latin palpebra ‘eyelid’.