[ kan-thuh s ]
/ ˈkæn θəs /

noun, plural can·thi [kan-thahy] /ˈkæn θaɪ/. Anatomy.

the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids.

Nearby words

  1. cantholysis,
  2. canthomeatal plane,
  3. canthoplasty,
  4. canthorrhaphy,
  5. canthotomy,
  6. canticle,
  7. canticle of canticles,
  8. canticles,
  9. canticum,
  10. cantigny

Origin of canthus

1640–50; < New Latin, Latin < Greek kanthós; cf. cant2

Related formscan·thal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for canthi


/ (ˈkænθəs) /

noun plural -thi (-ˌθaɪ)

the inner or outer corner or angle of the eye, formed by the natural junction of the eyelids
Derived Formscanthal, adjective

Word Origin for canthus

C17: from New Latin, from Latin: iron tyre

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Medicine definitions for canthi


[ kănthəs ]

n. pl. can•thi (-thī′)

The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.
Related formscanthal (-thəl) adj.

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