[ ep-i-kan-thuh s ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˈkæn θəs /
noun, plural ep·i·can·thi [ep-i-kan-thahy, -thee] /ˌɛp ɪˈkæn θaɪ, -θi/. Anatomy.
a fold of skin extending from the eyelid over the inner canthus of the eye, common among Mongoloid peoples.
Also called epicanthic fold, eyefold.
Related formsep·i·can·thic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epicanthus
/ (ˌɛpɪˈkænθəs) /
noun plural -thi (-θaɪ)
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
Derived Formsepicanthic, adjective
Word Origin for epicanthus
C19: New Latin, from epi- + Latin canthus corner of the eye, from Greek kanthos
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