blepharospasm

noun bleph·a·ro·spasm \ -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

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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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