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jaw-winking syndrome

jaw-winking syndrome in Medicine

jaw-winking syndrome n.
An increase in the width of the eyelids that occurs during chewing, sometimes accompanied by a rhythmic raising of the upper lid when the mouth is open and its subsequent drooping when the mouth is closed. Also called Marcus Gunn phenomenon.

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