- a fold of skin extending from the eyelid over the inner canthus of the eye, common among Mongoloid peoples.
Origin of epicanthus
Also called epicanthic fold, eyefold.
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- a fold of skin extending vertically over the inner angle of the eye: characteristic of Mongolian peoples and a congenital anomaly among other racesAlso called: epicanthic fold
Word Origin for epicanthus
C19: New Latin, from epi- + Latin canthus corner of the eye, from Greek kanthos
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- A fold of skin of the upper eyelid that partially covers the inner corner of the eye.epicanthus palpebronasal fold
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[ĕp′ĭ-kăn′thĭk]epicanthal fold (ĕp′ĭ-kăn′thəl)
- A fold of skin of the upper eyelid that partially covers the inner corner of the eye.
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