Origin of ptosis
Examples from the Web for ptosis
This was diagnosed as ptosis of his organs, and an operation was done to tuck these up.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Frequent transitory or permanent strabismus or ptosis, one or both.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it|Francis E. Anstie
There was marked proptosis, subconjunctival ecchymosis, swelling and ecchymosis of the upper lid, and ptosis.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
Ptosis and lateral squint, with a fixed and dilated pupil, indicates pressure on the oculo-motor nerve of the same side.
Eye-strain is another; ptosis, or falling of the organs, is another.Outwitting Our Nerves|Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
British Dictionary definitions for ptosis
noun plural ptoses (ˈtəʊsiːz)
Word Origin for ptosis
Word Origin and History for ptosis
1743, from Greek ptosis, literally "falling, a fall," also "the case of a noun," nominal derivative of piptein "to fall" (see symptom). In English, especially of the eyelid. Related: Ptotic.