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canthorrhaphy

canthorrhaphy in Medicine

canthorrhaphy can·thor·rha·phy (kān-thôr'ə-fē)
n.
The surgical shortening of the palpebral fissure of the eyelids by suturing the canthus.

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  • A canthorrhaphy is suturing of the outer canthus to shorten the palpebral fissure.

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