blepharospasm

blepharospasm

[blef-er-uh-spaz-uhm]
noun Pathology.
spasmodic winking.

Origin:
1870–75; blepharo- + spasm

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blepharospasm (ˈblɛfərəʊˌspæzəm)
 
n
spasm of the muscle of the eyelids, causing the eyes to shut tightly, either as a response to painful stimuli or occurring as a form of dystonia
 
[C19: from Greek blepharo(n) eyelid + spasm]

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blepharospasm bleph·a·ro·spasm (blěf'ə-rō-spāz'əm)
n.
Spasmodic winking caused by the involuntary contraction of an eyelid muscle.

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