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canthus

[ kan-thuhs ]
/ ˈkæn θəs /
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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.

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Origin of canthus

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

OTHER WORDS FROM canthus

canthal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for canthus

canthus
/ (ˈkænθəs) /

noun plural -thi (-ˌθaɪ)

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

Derived forms of canthus

canthal, adjective

Word Origin for canthus

C17: from New Latin, from Latin: iron tyre
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Medical definitions for canthus

canthus
[ kănthəs ]

n. pl. can•thi (-thī′)

The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.

Other words from canthus

canthal (-thəl) adj.
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