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the epicanthus


(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.
ep`i•can′thic, adj.
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For example, some Asians have the epicanthic eyefold, a wider nose, as well as shorter, heavier legs compared to some groups of Europeans (Hall, 1995; Kawamura, 2011).
She smiles, her upper eyefolds relaxing in the sign of real pleasure that is a killer in salesmen and politicians and psychopaths.