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epicanthus

[ep-i-kan-thuh s] /ˌɛp ɪˈkæn θəs/
noun, plural epicanthi
[ep-i-kan-thahy, -thee] /ˌɛp ɪˈkæn θaɪ, -θi/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
a fold of skin extending from the eyelid over the inner canthus of the eye, common among Mongoloid peoples.
Also called epicanthic fold, eyefold.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Neo-Latin; see epi-, canthus
Related forms
epicanthic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epicanthic fold

epicanthus

/ˌɛpɪˈkænθəs/
noun (pl) -thi (-θaɪ)
1.
a fold of skin extending vertically over the inner angle of the eye: characteristic of Mongolian peoples and a congenital anomaly among other races Also called epicanthic fold
Derived Forms
epicanthic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from epi- + Latin canthus corner of the eye, from Greek kanthos
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epicanthic fold in Medicine

epicanthic fold ep·i·can·thic fold (ěp'ĭ-kān'thĭk)
n.
A fold of skin of the upper eyelid that partially covers the inner corner of the eye. Also called epicanthus, palpebronasal fold.

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epicanthic fold in Science
epicanthic fold (ěp'ĭ-kān'thĭk) or epicanthal fold
  (ěp'ĭ-kān'thĭk)   
A fold of skin of the upper eyelid that partially covers the inner corner of the eye.
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