blepharospasm

noun
bleph·a·ro·spasm | \ˈble-fə-rō-ˌspa-zəm \

Definition of blepharospasm 

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

First Known Use of blepharospasm

1842, in the meaning defined above

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blepharospasm

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

Medical Definition of blepharospasm 

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

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