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ep·i·can·thus

 (ĕp′ĭ-kăn′thəs)
n. pl. ep·i·can·thi (-thī, -thē)

[New Latin : epi- + canthus.]
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epicanthus

(ˌɛpɪˈkænθəs)
n, pl -thi (-θaɪ)
(Anatomy) a fold of skin extending vertically over the inner angle of the eye: characteristic of Mongolian peoples and a congenital anomaly among other races. Also called: epicanthic fold
[C19: New Latin, from epi- + Latin canthus corner of the eye, from Greek kanthos]
ˌepiˈcanthic adj
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ep•i•can•thus

(ˌɛp ɪˈkæn θəs)

n., pl. -thi (-thī, -thē).
a fold of skin extending from the upper eyelid to or over the inner canthus of the eye, especially common in Asian peoples. Also called ep′ican′thic fold′, eyefold.
[1860–65]
ep`i•can′thic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epicanthus - a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthusepicanthus - a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; normal for Mongolian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
plica, fold - a folded part (as in skin or muscle)
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We describe the case of an 18-week-old boy who was brought to a local emergency department with ecchymosis on his nasal bridge and medial epicanthi, as well as a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage.