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bleph·a·ro·spasm

 (blĕf′ə-rō-spăz′əm)
n.
Spasmodic winking caused by the involuntary contraction of an eyelid muscle.
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blepharospasm

(ˈblɛfərəʊˌspæzəm)
n
(Pathology) spasm of the muscle of the eyelids, causing the eyes to shut tightly, either as a response to painful stimuli or occurring as a form of dystonia
[C19: from Greek blepharo(n) eyelid + spasm]
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Noun1.blepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eyeblepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
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