[ kăn-thôr′ə-fē ]
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The surgical shortening of the palpebral fissure of the eyelids by suturing the canthus.
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How to use canthorrhaphy in a sentence
Canthorrhaphy is also desirable in some cases, especially when the ectropion affects the outer end of the lid.