blepharospasm

noun
bleph·​a·​ro·​spasm | \ ˈble-fə-rō-ˌspa-zəm How to pronounce blepharospasm (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blepharospasm. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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blepharospasm

noun
bleph·​a·​ro·​spasm | \ ˈblef-ə-rō-ˌspaz-əm, -rə- How to pronounce blepharospasm (audio) \

Medical Definition of blepharospasm

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

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