Monday, July 23, 2007

 

Dictionary Corner # 2

Nictitation – noun,

A reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
- blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictation

Nictitating Membrane – noun,

A whitish membrane forming an inner eyelid in birds, reptiles and some mammals.
ORIGIN from Latin nictare ‘to blink’

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