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blepharospasm

[blef-er-uh-spaz-uh m] /ˈblɛf ər əˌspæz əm/
noun, Pathology
1.
spasmodic winking.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; blepharo- + spasm
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British Dictionary definitions for blepharospasm

blepharospasm

/ˈblɛfərəʊˌspæzəm/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: from Greek blepharo(n) eyelid + spasm
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blepharospasm in Medicine

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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