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[kan-thuh s] /ˈkæn θəs/
noun, plural canthi
[kan-thahy] /ˈkæn θaɪ/ (Show IPA).
the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids.
Origin of canthus
1640-50; < New Latin, Latin < Greek kanthós; cf. cant2
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canthal, adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -thi (-ˌθaɪ)
the inner or outer corner or angle of the eye, formed by the natural junction of the eyelids
Derived Forms
canthal, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, from Latin: iron tyre
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canthus can·thus (kān'thəs)
n. pl. can·thi (-thī')
The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.

can'thal (-thəl) adj.
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