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blepharospasm

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noun bleph·a·ro·spasm \-ˌspa-zəm\

Definition of blepharospasm

  1. :  spasmodic winking of the eyelids due to contraction of the muscle encircling the orbit



1872

First Known Use of blepharospasm

1872


Medical Dictionary

blepharospasm

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noun bleph·a·ro·spasm \ˈblef-ə-rō-ˌspaz-əm, -rə-\

Medical Definition of blepharospasm

  1. :  spasmodic winking from involuntary contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle of the eyelids




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