Epicanthus meaning

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The definition of an epicanthus is a small fold of skin on the upper eye.

An example of an epicanthus is a fold above the eye that covers the inner eye of an individual with Down syndrome.

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A small normal fold of skin from the upper eyelid sometimes covering the inner corner of the eye, as in many Asian peoples: also occurs with certain abnormal conditions, as Down syndrome.
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(anatomy) A skin fold of the upper eyelid, typical to East Asians.
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Origin of epicanthus

  • New Latin epi– canthus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition