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entropion

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noun en·tro·pi·on \en-ˈtrō-pē-ˌän, -pē-ən\

Definition of entropion

  1. :  the inversion or turning inward of the border of the eyelid against the eyeball



Origin and Etymology of entropion

New Latin, from en- 2en- + ectropion turning out of the eyelid, from Greek ektropion, from ektrepein to turn out, from ex- out + trepein to turn


First Known Use: circa 1860


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entropion

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noun en·tro·pi·on \en-ˈtrō-pē-ˌän, -ən\

Medical Definition of entropion

  1. :  the inversion or turning inward of the border of the eyelid against the eyeball




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