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Nae tae be confused wi eebrou.
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Human ee-breer
Laitin Cilium
Greek Bλέφαρον (blépharon)
MeSH D005140
TA A15.2.07.037
FMA 53669
Anatomical terminology

An ee-breer, an aa cried blinker or ee-lasher, is ane o the hairs that grows at the edge o the eelid. Eyelashes protect the ee frae debris an perform some o the same function as whiskers dae on a cat or a moose in the sense that thay are sensitive tae bein touched, thus providin a waurnin that an object (such as an insect) is near the ee (which then closes reflexively).