epicanthic fold

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ep·i·can·thic fold

 (ĕp′ĭ-kăn′thĭk) or ep·i·can·thal fold (-thəl)
A fold of skin of the upper eyelid that partially covers the inner corner of the eye. Also called epicanthus.
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Noun1.epicanthic fold - a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthusepicanthic fold - 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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Some say the epicanthic fold that causes almond-shaped eyes in east and central Asian populations evolved to protect the eye from extreme weather conditions or high levels of ultra-violet light.
protruding tongue, small low set ears, upward slanted eyes with epicanthic fold, short neck, short and broad hands, transverse single palmar crease, clinodactyly, a large space between toes (sandal gap), hypotonia and delayed milestones.
I have a glossy black-and-white photograph of the painting," Lefkovitz tells us, "and when I look at this dapper grandfather I see something of my uncle' and something Asian, too, for the eyes have a slight epicanthic fold.