- the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids.
Origin of canthus
1640–50; < New Latin, Latin < Greek kanthós; cf. cant2
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When the Canthus takes a little angle or sinus out of the eye.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
An incision is made outwards and slightly upwards from the canthus.
And there Canthus was killed while he was trying to drive off sheep, by a stone which a herdsman threw.
A delicately dotted black line runs on the canthus rostralis from the opening of the nose to the corner of the eye.
In recently metamorphosed young the snout is more rounded than in adults; the canthus and loreal concavity are not evident.
- the inner or outer corner or angle of the eye, formed by the natural junction of the eyelids
C17: from New Latin, from Latin: iron tyre
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- The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.
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