ptosis


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pto·sis

 (tō′sĭs)
n. pl. pto·ses (-sēz)
Abnormal lowering or drooping of an organ or a part, especially a drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle weakness or paralysis.

[Greek ptōsis, fall, from piptein, ptō-, to fall; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pto′tic (-tĭk) adj.

ptosis

(ˈtəʊsɪs)
n, pl ptoses (ˈtəʊsiːz)
(Pathology) prolapse or drooping of a part, esp the eyelid
[C18: from Greek: a falling]
ptotic adj

pto•sis

(ˈtoʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-siz)
prolapse or drooping of an organ or part, esp. a drooping of the upper eyelid.
[1735–45; < New Latin < Greek ptṓsis a falling]
pto•tic (ˈtoʊ tɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ptosis - drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
brow ptosis - sagging eyebrows
descensus, prolapse, prolapsus - the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
Translations

pto·sis

n. Gr. ptosis, prolapso de un órgano o parte, esp. visto en el párpado superior.

ptosis

n ptosis f
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