cryptophthalmia

[krĭp′tŏf-thălmē-ə]

n.

A congenital abnormality in which the eyelids are absent and skin passes continuously from the forehead to the cheek over rudimentary eyes.

Nearby words

  1. cryptomerorrhachischis,
  2. cryptometer,
  3. cryptomonad,
  4. cryptonym,
  5. cryptonymous,
  6. cryptophyte,
  7. cryptopodia,
  8. cryptoporticus,
  9. cryptorchid,
  10. cryptorchidectomy


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