blepharospasm

[ blef-er-uh-spaz-uhm ]
/ ˈblɛf ər əˌspæz əm /

noun Pathology.

spasmodic winking.

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Origin of blepharospasm

First recorded in 1870–75; blepharo- + spasm
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British Dictionary definitions for blepharospasm

blepharospasm
/ (ˈblɛfərəʊˌspæzəm) /

noun

spasm of the muscle of the eyelids, causing the eyes to shut tightly, either as a response to painful stimuli or occurring as a form of dystonia

Word Origin for blepharospasm

C19: from Greek blepharo (n) eyelid + spasm
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Medical definitions for blepharospasm

blepharospasm
[ blĕfə-rō-spăz′əm ]

n.

Spasmodic winking caused by the involuntary contraction of an eyelid muscle.
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