noun, plural bleph·a·ro·plas·ties.

plastic surgery of the eyelid, used to remove epicanthic folds, sagging tissue, or wrinkles around the eyes or to repair injury to the eyelid.

Nearby words

  1. blepharoadenoma,
  2. blepharochalasis,
  3. blepharoconjunctivitis,
  4. blepharokeratoconjunctivitis,
  5. blepharophimosis,
  6. blepharoplegia,
  7. blepharoptosis,
  8. blepharoptosis adiposa,
  9. blepharorrhaphy,
  10. blepharospasm

Origin of blepharoplasty

First recorded in 1960–65; blepharo- + -plasty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blepharoplasty



cosmetic surgery performed on the eyelid

Word Origin for blepharoplasty

C20: from Greek blepharo(n) eyelid + -plasty

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Word Origin and History for blepharoplasty



1839, from blepharo-, comb. form of Greek blepharon "eyelid" (related to blepein "to look, see") + -plasty.

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Medicine definitions for blepharoplasty




Plastic surgery of the eyelids.tarsoplasty
Related formsbleph′a•ro•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.

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